Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Archeological dig in Israel

Archeological dig in Israel In 2015 there was an archeological dig in Israel where researchers found different types of nuts.  ¨The nuts types were water chestnut, wild almond, prickly water lily, and 2 varieties of both acorns and pistachios. ¨(Nutcracker Museum) Also there were 50 pitted stones were found at the Israel site. Each stone had a dent. Dents in the stones appeared to have been formed when the stones were used to open or crack quantities of hard nuts. (Nutcracker Museum) They were called, nutting stones. Nuts formed a major part of mans diet 780,000 years ago. Archaeologists have found cracking equipment related to the isrealiites from some Native Americans. Native Americans would do the same process as the (Nutcracker Museum) pThe most common nuts used by the Native Americans were beechnuts, chestnuts, hickory nuts, and walnuts. After removing the inside of the nuts, the shells were used to make their fires. (Nutcracker Museum) 50,000 B.C. the oldest walnuts were found by the Greeks and the Romans. They were considered the food of the Gods. Walnuts were a traded item by English ships throughout the Mediterranean and that is why it is called the English Walnut. (Nutcracker Museum) In the 18th century, Walnuts were brought to California from Spain. Today California produces much of the worlds supply. Also, they used them as oil and for thickening cornstarch. The earliest remains of pecans were found in Texas. (Nutcracker Museum) They dated back to 6100 bc. The pecan was mainly in the diet of the natives and the early settlers. The macadamia originated in the rainforests of Queensland, Australia. (Nutcracker Museum) It was brought over to Hawaii in the 19th century where most of the worlds supply is grown today. Almonds are thought to be among the earliest harvested foods. (Nutcracker Museum) They have been found in both Cyprus and Greece and were mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible. The hazelnut is known by many names such as the filbert, Cobnut, or Spanish Nut. The hazelnut is among the five sacred nourishments God gave to human beings based off of a manuscript found in China from the year 2838 B.C .(Nutcracker Museum) The cashew nut originates in Brazil. It was brought to India and Africa in the 16th century. (Nutcracker Museum) It was brought to the Philippines by the Spanish traders. The Brazil nut originated in South America and is mostly found in the Amazon basin. (Nutcracker Museum) It grows in section like an orange with 10-15 nuts at the same spot (Nutcracker Museum)The peanut is a member of the pea family, not a nut. They originated from South America where the Indians have used produced and consumed them for over 2000 years.(Nutcracker Museum) By the 20th century, there w as a huge demand for peanut oil, roasted and salted peanuts, as well as the new peanut butter. (Nutcracker Museum)

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