Sedimentary DNA from a submerged site reveals wheat in the British Isles 8000 years ago

  title={Sedimentary DNA from a submerged site reveals wheat in the British Isles 8000 years ago},
  author={Oliver Smith and Garry Momber and Richard Bates and Paul Garwood and Simon Fitch and Mark J. Pallen and Vincent L. Gaffney and Robin G. Allaby},
  pages={1001 - 998}
Early wheat movement into Britain The transition into the New Stone Age, or Neolithic period, in Great Britain and Europe was characterized by a change from hunter-gatherers to farmers. However, the early stages of this transition are not well understood. Smith et al. studied archaeological remains at an 8000-year-old site that has been underwater ever since the Neolithic (see the Perspective by Larson). The finds include evidence of wheat (or a relative of wheat) 2000 years before the first… 

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