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Ancient food residue analysed

The ancient residue of food found on 4,000-year-old dishware in Peru has been analysed. The researchers studied the residues from gourds and squash artifacts that date back to 2200 B.C. and recovered starch grains from manioc, potato, chili pepper, arrowroot and algarrobo. The starches provide clues about the foods consumed at feasts

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