Archaeologists have long argued over when and how people first domesticated horses. A decade ago, new techniques appeared to have provided answers – but further discoveries change the story again.
March 2, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: ancient-dna archaeology teeth domestication mongolia horses kazakhstan adna zooarchaeology
Modern tomatoes are very different from their wild ancestors – and we found missing links in their evolution
Through genetic detective work, scientists have identified missing links in the tomato’s evolution from a wild blueberry-sized fruit in South America to the larger modern tomato of today.
Jan. 30, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: evolution genetics agriculture genomics research-brief global-perspectives crops tomato latin-america plant-breeding domestication
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