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Researchers Discover First Use of Fertilizer

8000 year old fertilizer. Farmers in the Near East—what is today Israel, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, and neighboring countries—began cultivating plants and herding animals about 8000 B.C.E., but there are no signs that they used animal dung for anything other than as fuel for fires. A team led by Amy Bogaard, an archaeobotanist at the University of Oxford…

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