Ancient Peruvians at popcorn 1,000 years earlier than previously thought Ancient Peruvians at popcorn 1,000 years earlier than previously thought Ancient Peruvians at popcorn 1,000 years earlier than previously thought

Published on January 20th, 2012 | by Admin

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Corncobs dating back to 4700BC have been found in northern Peru, revealing that the ancient people that lived there ate popcorn 1,000 years earlier that perviously thought.

Researchers say corncobs found at an ancient site in Peru suggest that the inhabitants used them for making flour and popcorn.

Scientists from Washington’s Natural History Museum say the oldest corncobs they found dated from 4700BC.

They are the earliest ever discovered in South America.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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