This is what Scientists found after they dug up an 800-year-old pot
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This is what Scientists found after they dug up an 800-year-old pot

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Can you imagine how it feels to be an archeologist? Would you feel the rush if you were unearthing something major that could completely turn the way we look at our history? It might really be an interesting job, because what happened recently during an excavation in Wisconsin at the First Nation’s Menominee Reservation is something really amazing.

Archeologists found something alluring as they unearthed for a few hours, which left them stunned. Yes, you might be really excited right now, but we can only give you hints that it is something which will change the way you look at agriculture and extinction.

I am sure you must be curious to know what was there in the pot. Well, you have to read on and find out for yourself as to what actually happened, when the archeologists actually dug inside.

1 It Happened in 2008

Well, it was in 2008 that archeologists thought of digging in the First Nation’s Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin. After striving for a few times, what they found was something very tiny. It was nothing but a clay pot that was entirely covered with soil.

It Happened in 2008

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2 Then they discovered something

After digging, they found nothing so impressive at the start. It was not so fascinating at the first glimpse. But, as this little piece of pottery was determined, they found out that it was an 800-year-old pot, which simply left everyone stunned at that time. This little piece of pottery now seemed interesting to everyone present there.

Then they discovered something

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3 What was Inside the Pot?

With curious minds, they took out this 800-year-old pot with great excitement. As soon as they opened the pot, they were amazed to see what was there in the pot. It was something that completely changed everything they used to think about agriculture and food storage until now. It even changes everything they ever thought about extinction and methods to store foods.

What was Inside the Pot?

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4 And, Then They Found This!

Finally, they cleaned the pot and discovered some extinct species of squash, which was believed to be lost forever, years ago. What they found were Seeds, which looked magical. Don’t you think it is wonderful that the extinct species of squash was destined to be discovered now by some archeologist, which was once buried by our lovely ancestors?

And, Then They Found This!

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5 Even They Knew the Preservation Techniques!

Yes, it is not just this generation, which knows how to preserve the food. Our smart ancestors also used to store food for longer time and that too without any technological help. They even knew the importance of the future. Isn’t it awesome that our ancestors are still affecting our ways of life, even after so many years through this 800-year-old pot? Well, it is simply awesome!

Even They Knew the Preservation Techniques!

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6 Whoa, Seeds Turned Into This When Planted

Seven years after some students in Winnipeg planted some of the seeds out of all, they grew into something amazing, something really big! After seeing the planted version of those seeds, they named them Gete-Okosomin, which means ‘BIG OLD SQUASHS. Now the students are cultivating the seeds again to prevent the species from becoming extinct again. See how huge those shimmery seeds turned into!

Whoa, Seeds Turned Into This When Planted

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7 Thanks to our Indigenous Ancestors!

This awesome thing happened because of our ancestors. They knew that one day we all will need this magical thing, so they preserved it so preciously. And, not just this, they even gave us a chance to experience these huge extinct species of squash, which were lost somewhere in the history.

Thanks to our Indigenous Ancestors!

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