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Australian Indigenous banana cultivation found to go back over 2,000 years

August 13, 2020 - General

Archaeologists at The Australian National University (ANU) have found the earliest evidence of Indigenous communities cultivating bananas in Australia.

Ancient banana cultivation site at Wagadagam, Mabuyag Islan,
Torres Strait [Credit: ANU]The evidence of cultivation and plant management dates back 2,145 years and was found at Wagadagam on the tiny island of Mabuyag in the western Torres Strait.

The site comprised a series of…

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