Oyster farming circa 110 BCE

A Roman Fisherman by the name of Sergius Orata, built sheltered fishponds, that provided posts for larval oysters to attached to and grow. Continue reading

Moldboard Plows by the Chinese

Sometime in the 1st Century, the Chinese invented a plow with a moldboard that was curved to help them aside soil. Continue reading

Peaches in the New World

By the late 1500s, Mexico was growing peaches that were brought by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th Century. Continue reading

Cultivation of Bananas

It is uncertain the origin of banana cultivation. But historical records show Continue reading

Cultivation of the Pineapple

In the beginning of the 1st Century there is evidence of Pineapple Cultivation around the Caribbean Islands and the northern Coast of South America. Continue reading

Cocoa Cultivation in Central America

In the highlands of Central America circa 2000 BCE and before there was the Toltec people or the Maya people, the cocoa beans cultivated, picked, roasted and made into ceremonial drinks… Hot Cocoa people. Continue reading

Olive Cultivation in Crete

The Cretes were Cultivating Olives since the mid 4th Century BCE, now present day Greece. Continue reading

Agriculture may have begun in 26,000 BCE

Archeologists, M. Springs and S. Wickler, while on an excavation at Kilu caves on Buka Island, The Solomons (Now part of Papua New Guinea) discovered Flake Tools, that had traces of starch from cultivation of Taro (a plant looking similar to rhubarb). Continue reading

Tomatoes in the Old World

Returning from Mexico to Spain, Conquistadors brought back seeds of tomatoes in the 16th Century. Continue reading

Grape Cultivation circa 4000 BCE

Regions surrounding the Black and Caspian Sea (modern Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia) is where grapes started to be cultivated, with a possibility that wine may have been made then too, but the only wine evidence being made is about 500 later (circa 3500 BCE). Continue reading