Ancient nomads spread earliest domestic grains along Silk Road

Hmmm, and I’d though grain domestication started in the Fertile Crescent.
Pretty interesting.

Ancient nomads spread earliest domestic grains along Silk Road: Earliest known East-West interaction pushed back 2,000 years April 1, 2014 Washington University in St. Louis Charred grains of barley, millet and wheat deposited nearly 5,000 years ago at campsites in the high plains of Kazakhstan show that nomadic sheepherders played a surprisingly important role in the early spread of domesticated crops throughout a mountainous east-west corridor along the historic Silk Road, suggests new research.
Recently, to get away from the global warming thing, I been YouTubing documentaries of various voyages of discovery, I got onto a kick of Viking documentaries starting with Neil Oliver's series. If you are only casually acquainted with Viking history that you learned decades ago, boy oh boy do you have some surprises coming. The discoveries of the past couple decades add up to a way more fascinating and influential and far reaching story than was imagined when I went to school. Fun stuff… even ties into the Silk Road. Vikings. Who Were the Vikings. Ep 1 of 3