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the "long" way to modern biotechnology

ancient biotechnology

     
the beginning    
forest gardening:
  prehistoric land use in tropical and monsoon regions
neolithic revolution
   
12,000 BC
ancient Eastern Mediterranean:
first cultivation of crops (wheat)
 
8,500 BC
domestication of animals
 
~8.000 BC
Mesopotamia: : the cradle of human civilization
ancient biotechnology
   
natural fermentation

7,000 BC

ancient China:
first evidence of alcoholic beverages
    ancient region of Iran:
evidence of beer brewing
 
6,000 BC
prehistoric Georgia:
first evidence of wine production
 
yogurt and cheese
 
4,000 BC
ancient Egypt:
bread
 
3,000 BC
ancient Peru:
selection of potatoes with the lowest levels of poisons
ancient medical biotechnology
ancient Egypt:
use of intra-vaginal contraceptives from natural resources
 
 
500 BC
ancient China:
moldy soybean curds used as an antibiotic .
 
100 BC
Chinese use chrysanthemum as a natural insecticide
earlyist discovery of industrial biotechnology
3,000 BC
ancient Egypt:
production of papyrus with the help of microorganisms from nile water
     
 
1300
Aztecs harvested algae from lakes as a food source
 
 
 
       
 

 

 

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