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Ancient farmers used manure 8,000 years ago


Jul. 16, 2013 – According to new research, European farmers around 8,000 years ago may have used livestock manure in their fields.

According to the BBC, Researchers at the University of Oxford found a specific type of nitrogen (nitrogen-15) in charred cereal crop remains that is indicative of using manure. The study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that these Neolithic farmers used manure from their cattle, sheep, goats and pigs to fertilize their crops. READ MORE