This 2016 video says about itself:
Taste of typical Mongolian food and drinks, such as milk tea, toasted millet, boiled skim milk, cream, and tender finger mutton. When you are offered mare’s milk wine.
From the Google cache.
Inner Mongolia: earliest millet found
Date: 9/2/05 at 4:50PM
Archaeologists discover world earliest millets
BEIJING, Sept. 2 (Xinhuanet) — Chinese archaeologists have recently found the world earliest millets, dated back to about 8,000 years ago, on the grassland in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
A large number of carbonized millets have been discovered by Chinese archaeologists at the Xinglonggou relics site in Chifeng City.
The discovery has changed the traditional opinion that millet, the staple food in ancient north China, originated in the Yellow River valley, Zhao Zhijun, a researcher with the Archaeology Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, told Xinhua on Friday.
Carbon-14 dating shows that the millets were from 8,000 to 7,500 years ago.
The ancient millets still keep some features of wildness, said Zhao.
Archaeological discoveries show that the main cereals, including wheat, barley, rice and maize all originated 10,000 to 8,000 years ago.
“The new discovery indicates that millet was no exception,” said Zhao.
He said that China has two centers of agricultural origin. The southern region had rice as the main crop and the northern region had millet as the main crop.
New research uses DNA from the skeletal remains of sheep and goats to show that animals first domesticated in the Near East had reached eastern Kazakhstan by 2700 BC, and that these animals were fed millet grain first domesticated in China to help them survive harsh winters: here.
Researchers track down gene responsible for short stature of dwarf pearl millet: here.
Earliest noodles found in China: here.
World plant domestication timetable: here.
History of silkworm silk: here.
Sunflowers in prehistoric Mexico: here.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Maize Was Passed from Group to Group of Southwestern Hunter-Gatherers: here.
World’s Oldest Known Granaries Predate Agriculture: here.
The recently acquired archaeological record for soybean from Japan, China and Korea is shedding light on the context in which this important economic plant became associated with people and was domesticated: here.
FINDING RICE IN THE SWAMPS OF AUSTRALIA “In recent decades, an increasing number of geneticists and plant breeders have realized that crops’ wild relatives hold immense value because they have not been domesticated. Instead of being narrowed and homogenized by humans, these crops have produced immeasurable genetic diversity as a result of their natural adaptation to pests, diseases, and climatic fluctuation. Their genes have already begun to help agriculture tackle the enormous challenges it faces today.” [The California Sunday Magazine]
- Prehistory of Chinese farming (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Millet use ~11 thousand years ago in northern China (dienekes.blogspot.com)
- Most Ancient Romans Ate Like Animals (livescience.com)
- “Eat millet and steer clear of disease” (thehindu.com)
- 4,000 year old skull discovery shows young women were sacrificed in ancient China (rawstory.com)
- From Pastapur to Senegal, Widening the Network of Millets (chimalaya.org)
- Seeking sustainable crops (argylesock.wordpress.com)