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Hearth site in Utah desert reveals human tobacco use 12,300 years ago
KSL ^

Posted on 10/11/2021 9:01:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Researchers discovered four charred seeds of a wild tobacco plant within the hearth contents, along with stone tools and duck bones left over from meals. Until now, the earliest documented use of tobacco came in the form of nicotine residue found inside a smoking pipe from Alabama dating to 3,300 years ago.

The researchers believe the nomadic hunter-gatherers at the Utah site may have smoked the tobacco or perhaps sucked wads of tobacco plant fiber for the stimulant qualities offered by the nicotine it contained.

After tobacco use originated among the New World's native peoples, it spread worldwide following the arrival of Europeans more than five centuries ago.

The seeds belonged to a wild variety of desert tobacco, named Nicotiana attenuata, that still grows in the area.

Artifacts there included small sharp stone cutting tools and spear tips made of a volcanic glass called obsidian, used for hunting large mammals. One spear tip bore the remains of blood proteins from a mammoth or mastodon - elephant relatives that later went extinct.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: alabama; godsgravesglyphs; mammoth; mammoths; mastodon; mastodons; nicotianaattenuata; obsidian; tobacco; utah

1 posted on 10/11/2021 9:01:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Are they still dead?
Tobacco kills.


2 posted on 10/11/2021 9:05:38 PM PDT by Veto! (Political Correctness Offends Me)
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To: BenLurkin

Can the discovery of ancient SUVs be far behind?


3 posted on 10/11/2021 9:06:43 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Veto!

If it wasn’t for the second hand smoke, they still would be roaming the planet today...

;-)


4 posted on 10/11/2021 9:07:00 PM PDT by cgbg (A kleptocracy--if they can keep it. Think of it as the Cantillon Effect in action.)
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To: BenLurkin; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...
Thanks BenLurkin.

5 posted on 10/11/2021 9:25:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: cgbg

Did the nomadic hunter-gatherers’ government tax and regulate their tobacco industry to death?


6 posted on 10/11/2021 9:26:53 PM PDT by DoodleBob (Gravity's waiting period is about 9.8 m/s^2)
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To: BenLurkin

hmmm...

CAMELS!


7 posted on 10/12/2021 1:25:39 AM PDT by Samurai_Jack (This is not about hypocrisy, this is about hierarchy!)
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To: Rurudyne
Can the discovery of ancient SUVs be far behind?

Already confirmed...


8 posted on 10/12/2021 1:57:39 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (You are not a horse, you are not a cow. Seriously, y'all. Stop it.)
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To: BenLurkin

Confirmed by Hearth & Human Services?


9 posted on 10/12/2021 2:02:51 AM PDT by Libloather (Why do climate change hoax deniers live in mansions on the beach?)
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To: All

“Want a smoke?”

“Nah, I’m going to kill off the last mammoth, maybe later.”


10 posted on 10/12/2021 2:43:02 AM PDT by Peter ODonnell (a cloud has fallen over the lands of the free )
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To: Fresh Wind

11 posted on 10/12/2021 3:15:48 AM PDT by knarf
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To: knarf

Cavemen smoked Winstons...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAExoSozc2c


12 posted on 10/12/2021 3:39:35 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (You are not a horse, you are not a cow. Seriously, y'all. Stop it.)
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To: BenLurkin

Tobacco? Was it Connecticut Shade Grown tobacco?


13 posted on 10/12/2021 4:33:55 AM PDT by Deplorable American1776 (I'm the one trying to save American Democracy...Donald Trump 6/21 at the NCGOP convention)
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To: Veto!

“Are they still dead?
Tobacco kills.”

Yes, to a man. Case closed, it’s now been proven by these poor test subjects.


14 posted on 10/12/2021 4:34:00 AM PDT by BobL (I shop at Walmart and eat at McDonald's, I just don't tell anyone, like most here.)
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To: BenLurkin
"Hearth site in Utah desert reveals human tobacco use 12,300 years ago"

That's the same time frame as the Pleistocene extinction of the megafauna. Secondhand smoke. The Science is clear.

15 posted on 10/12/2021 4:43:54 AM PDT by Flag_This
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To: SunkenCiv

And they ALL DIED!.............................


16 posted on 10/12/2021 5:34:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (Homeless veterans camp in the streets while illegal aliens are put up in hotels.....................)
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The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes: Flood, Fire, and Famine in the History of Civilization
The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes:
Flood, Fire, and Famine
in the History of Civilization

by Richard Firestone,
Allen West, and
Simon Warwick-Smith


17 posted on 10/12/2021 6:30:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: BenLurkin

In before The Far Side Dinosaur cartoon.


18 posted on 10/12/2021 6:31:11 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: BenLurkin

Coyote tobacco, Nicotiana attenuata.
19 posted on 10/12/2021 6:42:43 AM PDT by csvset (tolerance becomes a crime when attached to evil)
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To: Veto!

‘Are they still dead?’

Keith Richards still lives...


20 posted on 10/12/2021 7:31:09 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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