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Comment on “30,000-Year-Old Wild Flax Fibers”

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Science  25 Jun 2010:
Vol. 328, Issue 5986, pp. 1634
DOI: 10.1126/science.1186345

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Kvavadze et al. (Brevia, 11 September 2009, p. 1359) identified fiber samples as 30,000-year-old flax based on a comparison with modern flax fibers analyzed by compound microscope and on the presence of dislocations/nodes in the fibers. We argue that this evidence is not sufficient to identify the fibers as flax.

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