Not just for Christmas: Study sheds new light on ancient human-turkey relationship

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Not just for Christmas: Study sheds new light on ancient human-turkey relationship

(University of York) For the first time, research has uncovered the origins of the earliest domestic turkeys in ancient Mexico.The study also suggests turkeys weren’t only prized for their meat — with demand for the birds soaring with the Mayans and Aztecs because of their cultural significance in rituals and sacrifices.

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