Re: maize in ancient india: strong transpacific links are indicated

Douglas Weller (
Fri, 27 Dec 1996 22:54:27 GMT

On Fri, 27 Dec 1996 13:15:23 -0800, August Matthusen <>

>Yuri Kuchinsky wrote:
>> I have no such ambitions. The Superman is not me. I
>> simply provide information for interested individuals to peruse. I will
>> post the rest of this Indian maize material, and see the show unfold. For
>> me, the big question is over and done with. Now I'm basically sure that
>> maize was in India a long time ago.
>Then I'm sure you'll have *no* problem at all testing this belief
>and finding maize grain and/or pollen in the stratigraphic record.
I don't think he cares. His statement that it's enough if 10 men in the street
look at the photos and say it's maize will suffice for him to be convinced
shows that he doesn't see any need for archaeological evidence. He's made up
his mind and doesn't see any need for any more evidence.

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