July 20, 2016 at 10:16AM on Facebook

“Genetically, the prehistoric barley is very similar to present-day barley grown in the Southern Levant, supporting the existing hypothesis of barley domestication having occurred in the Upper Jordan Valley.” Wow, so beer might’ve been discovered in what later became Israel. Maybe it really IS the promised land!
Genome of 6,000-year-old barley grains sequenced for first time