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7,000-year-old fibers in Jordan Valley oldest known evidence of cotton in Near East

19/12/2022 04:43 PM | Click to read full article

Israeli researchers have discovered ancient cotton fibres dating back 7,000 years, the northern University of Haifa (UH) said. Prior to this discovery, the earliest known evidence of cotton fibres used by humans in the ancient Near East was collected in eastern Jordan. The researchers estimated that the origin of the fibres found at Tel Tsaf is in the Indus Valley, today’s Pakistan, one of the first places where cotton was domesticated.

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