In the article “New thoughts on the first farmers” that is from Mainz, Germany, it explains that farmers were though to come from a homogenous group about 12,000 years ago. Yet, now because of a genetic study it is evident that farming was not just made by this one group but several groups each separating from one another from 46-77 thousand years ago. They were from the same area, but they were no where near from the same place as one another (from Joachim Burger in the University of Mainz). I thought that this was rather interesting because it is simple about farmers and thoughts of the origination of farmers, yet there is so much information to explain their origin. I wouldn’t have thought this had anything to do with archaeology before i started this class. It also shows that any small amount of information can totally change the culture of the past and reshape it into a completely new idea. It illustrates what we learned about archaeology and how its constantly growing and theres always changes that are made. The article says that farmers originated near the South Asia (after testing DNA from a few places). This illustrates how you have to pay attention to the people living in the area as well as the artifacts and bones you find or else you may have false findings.