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Archaeology, archives help with historical roots

In one way, it’s fair to say that some of the first farmers on this side of the world were Kentuckians.

Archaeologists believe that the Red River Gorge in the eastern part of the commonwealth was one of the early places in North and South America where modern agricultural practices literally took root. Like our farmers today, these earliest settlers found growing conditions to be ideal as they domesticated such wild plants as the sunflower, whose seeds added both flavor and nutrition to their food.

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