2021-10-13

Evidence suggests that humans began chewing tobacco 12000 years ago

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During the excavation of the site, scientists found four charred wild tobacco plant seeds in a small stove. After radiocarbon determination, these seeds are believed to come from the foot of the mountain about 13 kilometers away from the wishbone site

researchers pointed out that when the ancients lived here, the surrounding environment was a swamp. Other discoveries in and around the ancient wall furnace include the bones of various animals, including ducks and other waterfowl. The team found some broken stone tools and seeds of other edible wetland plants in the fireplace. How these ancient hunter gatherers used tobacco seeds is a mystery. Researchers believe that clumps of tobacco leaves, stems and other fibers may be twisted into balls and chewed, and tobacco seeds may be discarded

however, the researchers admit that the possibility of smoking tobacco cannot be ruled out. At the wishbone site, hunter gatherers seem to be using wild tobacco. The earliest evidence of domestication of tobacco was found in South America, dating back to 8000 years ago. This evidence suggests that different ancient populations were able to grow tobacco with food crops at different times

Evidence suggests that humans began chewing tobacco 12000 years ago