World's 'Earliest Domestication' of Fruit Trees Reveals 'Complex Society' in the Jordan Valley

Israeli researchers find evidence of fig and olive trees that were domesticated 7,000 years ago, bearing far-reaching social and economic implications for the Chalcolithic Age people of Tel Zaf

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A rectangular structure at the Tel Zaf site.
A rectangular structure at the Tel Zaf site.Credit: Prof. Yosef Garfinkel
Nir Hasson
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