Ancient Corn Reveals Clues About Early Farming, Says Texas A&M Prof

ancient-cornA team of researchers that includes a Texas A&M University anthropologist has analyzed a trove of ancient maize and their findings cast new light on the development of agriculture in Central America and the food that fueled the rise of the many Native American civilizations, including the Maya.

Heather Thakar, curator and instructional assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, and colleagues from Penn State, UC-Santa Barbara, the Smithsonian Institution, and the University of Hawaii have had their work published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences).

Continue reading

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s