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Better Barley Let People Settle Tibetan Plateau

November 21st, 2014

Episode 155 of 582 episodes

Importation of a frost-resistant barley from the Fertile Crescent to Tibet some 3,600 years ago is associated with the advent of settlements at 3,000 meters and more above sea level. Cynthia Graber reports

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