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).

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