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Unformatted text preview: Dr. Gross sent me two apples from the more recent pala f ttes of Lake Neuchtel; the one is 17 the other 22 mm in longitudinal diameter. At Lagozza, in Lombardy, Sordelli 11 mentions two apples, the one 17 mm by 19, the other 19 mm by 27 . In a prehistoric deposit of Lago Varese, at Bardello, Ragazzoni found an apple in the stores a little larger than the others. From all these facts, I consider the apple to have existed in Europe, both wild and cultivated, from prehistoric times. The lack of communication with Asia before the Aryan invasion makes it probable that the tree was indigenous in Europe as in Anatolia, the south of the Caucasus, and Northern Russia, and that its cultivation began early everywhere. 10 Heer, Pfahlbauten , p. 24, f gs. 1-7. 11 Sordelli, Sulle Piante della Stazime di Lagozza , p. 35....
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