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Origins and spread of Eurasian fruits traced to the ancient Silk Road: New research reveals that many of the most familiar fruits in our kitchens today were cultivated in Central Asia over a millennium ago

Origins and spread of Eurasian fruits traced to the ancient Silk Road: New research reveals that many of the most familiar fruits in our kitchens today were cultivated in Central Asia over a millennium ago

Studies of ancient plant remains from a medieval archaeological site in the Pamir Mountains of Uzbekistan have shown that fruits, such as apples, peaches, apricots, and melons, were cultivated in the foothills of Inner Asia. The archaeobotanical study is among the first systematic analyses of medieval agricultural crops in the heart of the ancient Silk Road.

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