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Webmaster Posted 17-Jan-2018 10:41


From Science Daily and BBC on 17-Jan-2018 10:41

For the first time, research has uncovered the origins of the earliest domestic turkeys in ancient Mexico. The study also suggests turkeys weren't only prized for their meat -- with demand for the birds soaring with the Mayans and Aztecs because of their cultural significance in rituals and sacrifices.

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