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Response to 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.1187161

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Bergfjord et al. express doubts regarding our identification of flax fibers on the basis of the morphology of their internal layers. The authors use microphotographs and descriptions of the outer layers of fibers as arguments for their claims. Morphology and structure of the outer and inner parts of fibers are radically different, however, rendering their reservations misplaced.

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