Made in Mexico: domesticated sunflowers

Friday, May 2, 2008 - 13:35 in Paleontology & Archaeology

New evidence confirms the plant was being raised more than 4,600 years ago in Tabasco. Previous thinking held it was converted to a crop only in the Mississippi Valley. New evidence confirms that the sunflower was domesticated in Mexico more than 4,600 years ago, contrary to the widely held belief that it was converted into a food crop only in the Mississippi Valley.

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