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“Unparalleled Discovery” of Ancient Skeletons Reveals First Use of Maize in Mesoamerica

“Unparalleled Discovery” of Ancient Skeletons Reveals First Use of Maize in Mesoamerica

Maize, an ancient food source, was first cultivated in the Maya lowlands around 6,500 years ago. Credit: UNM Almost any grocery store is filled with products made from corn, also known as maize, in every aisle: fresh corn, canned corn, corn cereal, taco shells, tortilla chips, popcorn, corn sweeteners. Maize is perhaps the most important plant ever domesticated by people,

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