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Fossilized maize and rice found in Indonesia

Fossilized maize and rice have been found inside a bamboo basket on the slope of Mount Sindoro in Central Java. “The finding is also crucial to help us trace the history of food cultivation and technology in Indonesia, especially in Java,” said Siswanto, who spoke during the opening of the 2014

New study shows early Andeans ate corn

New evidence has revealed that maize was actively grown, processed, and eaten by people in the Andes 5,000 years ago. It had previously been thought that early Andeans depended upon marine resources for food. In their paper, the team explained that the first stage of identifying the botanical remains taken from

Llama droppings aided in the rise of the Incas

New research is suggesting that the Inca used llama droppings to fertilize their crops, allowing them to grow at high altitudes. In the June issue of Antiquity, paleoecologist Alex Chepstow-Lusty of the Institut Français d’Etudes Andines in Lima, presents findings from a lake sediment core showing that farmers near Cuzco began

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