Researchers find the earliest evidence of domesticated maize

Monday, March 23, 2009 - 16:21 in Paleontology & Archaeology

Maize was domesticated from its wild ancestor more than 8700 years according to biological evidence uncovered by researchers in the Mexico's Central Balsas River Valley. This is the earliest dated evidence -- by 1200 years -- for the presence and use of domesticated maize.

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