The First Cereal used by Man was

(A) Wheat
(B) Rice
(C) Barley
(D) Sorghum

Correct Answer : Barley
Question Asked : UPPCS (Pre) 1997
Explanation : Barley is widely accepted as the first cereal to have been cultivated by humans around 8000 B.C. Rice and wheat is considered to have been cultivated later. However, the excavations carried out at Lahuradewa (Sant Kabirnagar, UP) between 2001 to 2006 reported the evidence of human activity and beginning of rice cultivation between 9000-8000 B.C. Besides, Mehargarh (Baluchistan, now in Pakistan) which is a Neolithic settlement attributed to 7000 B.C., also has the evidence of rice cultivation.
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