Ancient Wheat DNA in Britain
Researchers at the 8,000- year-old site found DNA evidence of wheat in sediments, now 11 metres under water. Because wheat was not cultivated in Britain for another 2,000 years, the discovery suggests some form of social contact between these two peoples that was previously unknown.
Dr. Robin Allaby, an Associate Professor in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick in England, determined that the DNA of the wheat found in Britain matched that of wheat from Europe. It is not known if the wheat was traded, stolen, or found.