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razyn
10-03-2015, 02:12 AM
http://aptn.ca/news/2015/09/28/winnipeg-students-grow-rare-squash-from-seeds-800-years-old/

J Man
10-03-2015, 02:33 PM
Very cool!

AJL
10-05-2015, 03:46 AM
http://aptn.ca/news/2015/09/28/winnipeg-students-grow-rare-squash-from-seeds-800-years-old/

Interesting! There's Kenosewun Museum very close by in Lockport, Manitoba, which seems to be almost permanently closed for renovations, but which has an interesting survey of the archeology of the area -- including some of the only evidence of pre-contact agriculture on the Canadian Prairies.

http://www.arch.umanitoba.ca/greenmap/pages/GM_JL_Kenosewun/pages/1.html

The farmers here seem to have been related to the Mandan or Hidatsa peoples. I'm guessing the seeds came from this dig.