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800 Year Old “Extinct Big Squash” Revived With Ancient Seeds


An archaeological dig on the Menemonee Reservation in Wisconsin yielded a clay pot.

800 Year Old Big Old Squash

The pot was dated to 800 years ago and contained seeds.

800 Year Old Big Old Squash

Some of the seeds were planted to see if 800 year old seeds were viable.

800 Year Old Big Old Squash

An ancient Squash was the result.

800 Year Old Big Old Squash

They named it “Gete Okosomin”, roughly translated “Really Cool Old Squash” or “Big Old Squash”, depending on the translation.

800 Year Old Big Old Squash

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