Remains of rice and mung beans help solve a Madagascan mystery

Posted by on May 30, 2016 7:32 pm
Categories: Science

Researchers have helped discover why the inhabitants of Madagascar speak Malagasy, a language otherwise unique to Southeast Asia and the Pacific — a region located at least 6,000 km away. An international research team has identified that ancient crop remains excavated from sites in Madagascar are of Asian species.

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