Archaeologists Found Something Buried In The Ground That No One Knew Existed

Archaeologists and gardeners have one thing in common: they both spend a lot of time digging in the dirt. But that’s where their similarities usually end… until now.

Recently, a team of archaeologists in Wisconsin discovered an artifact from centuries ago, and what they found inside it is something they never thought possible.

Archaeologists discovered this 800-year-old pot buried on a Menominee Indian reservation.

800 year old seeds

When they opened the pot, they discovered dozens of seeds from a species of squash thought to be long extinct.

800 year old seeds

Seven years after discovering these seeds, local students decided to plant them and see if they still yielded crops. Can you imagine their shock when something actually grew?

800 year old seeds

They named the plant “Gete-okosomi,” a Menominee word for “big old squash.”

800 year old seeds

Now, they are working hard to cultivate the squash so that we don’t lose its legacy again.

800 year old seeds


What a great reminder of the power of plants.

800 year old seeds

It’s amazing that those seeds actually produced fruit.

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