Friday, December 04, 2015

'Extinct' Squash

In 2008, on a dig in the First Nation’s Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin, archaeologists made a small but stunning discovery: a tiny clay pot.

Though it might not have seemed very impressive at first glimpse, this little piece of pottery was determined to be about 800 years old.

And inside that pot? ... [I]t’s actually brought an extinct species of squash that was presumed to be lost forever.

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