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Ancient rice may hold key to solving the puzzle of the settlement of Madagascar

Ancient rice may hold key to solving the puzzle of the settlement of Madagascar

Recovering plant remains on the coast of East Africa Mark Horton, University of Bristol

1 June 2016

Press release issued: 1 June 2016

Archaeologists studying the distribution of ancient rice believe they may be close to solving one of the enduring mysteries of the ancient world - how people of South East Asian origin ended up living on the African island of Madagascar, 6,000 km away.

 

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