At about the same time, domesticated lentils, vetch, pistchios and almonds were found in Franchthi Cave in Greece.
The eight founder crops of agriculture (emmer wheat, einkorn wheat, barley, peas, lentils, bitter vetch, chickpeas and flax) were domesticated some time after 9500 BCE at various sites in the Levant (Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Cyprus and part of Turkey).
Discontinuity theory holds that human language is so unusual that it can only be explained if it evolved quickly due to a genetic basis.
Linguist Noam Chomsky, a prominent discontinuity theorist, believes that there are basic, universal speech components that underlie all language and explain both the uniqueness of human language and certain common features of all languages.
One group of scientists believes that cooking was invented between 2.3 and 1.8 mya.