The first use of olives in Africa around 100,000 years ago.

  title={The first use of olives in Africa around 100,000 years ago.},
  author={Laurent Marquer and Thomas Otto and Eslem Ben Arous and Emmanuelle Stoetzel and Emilie Campmas and Antoine Zazzo and Olivier Tombret and A Seim and W Kofler and Christophe Falgu{\`e}res and Mohamed Abdeljalil El Hajraoui and Roland Nespoulet},
  journal={Nature plants},
  volume={8 3},
The olive tree was an iconic plant for most of the past Mediterranean civilizations, for which it had important economic value. Here we report the earliest use of fruits and wood from olive trees in Africa so far, around 100,000 years ago. These findings suggest the presence of olive trees on the Atlantic coast of Morocco during most of the last glacial period, and the use of olives by the early Homo sapiens for fuel management and most probably for consumption. 


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