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Title: The first use of olives in Africa around 100,000 years ago
Authors: Marquer, Laurent
Otto, Thierry
Ben Arous, Eslem
Stoetzel, E.
Campmas, E.
Zazzo, A.
Tombret, Olivier
Seim, Andrea
Kofler, Werner
Falguères, Christophe
Abdeljalil El Hajraoui, Mohamed
Nespoulet, Roland
Issue Date: Mar-2022
Publisher: Springer Nature
Citation: Nature Plants, 2022, 8(3), 204-208
Abstract: The olive tree was an iconic plant for most of the past Mediterranean civilizations, for which it had important economic value. Here we report the earliest use of fruits and wood from olive trees in Africa so far, around 100,000 years ago. These findings suggest the presence of olive trees on the Atlantic coast of Morocco during most of the last glacial period, and the use of olives by the early Homo sapiens for fuel management and most probably for consumption.
ISSN: 2055-026X
DOI: 10.1038/s41477-022-01109-x
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