First evidence of farming in Mideast 23,000 years ago

http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/tt0_1TuE8NA/150722144709.htm

Until now, researchers believed farming was ‘invented’ some 12,000 years ago in an area that was home to some of the earliest known human civilizations. A new discovery offers the first evidence that trial plant cultivation began far earlier — some 23,000 years ago.

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