800-Year-Old Ancient Extinct Squash Uncovered during Archeological Dig on Menominee Indian Reservation

An archaeological dig on the First Nation’s Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin yielded some unexpected results when a clay vessel about the size of a tennis ball was uncovered. After carbon dating, it was revealed that the pot was over 800 years old and contained a variety of seeds from a species of squash believed to be extinct. A group of Canadian students decided to test the viability of these ancient heirloom seeds that had been buried for centuries. The result? An ancient, extinct squash wa

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