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

Yuri Kuchinsky (
7 Jan 1997 14:43:11 GMT

August Matthusen ( wrote:
: Yuri Kuchinsky wrote:

: > The ref is in the ECONOMIC BOTANY article by Johannessen. I don't have it
: > with me at the moment. He says there that the evidence is still
: > fragmentary, but IT'S THERE.

: You previously stated that the evidence was so equivocal that the
: Johannessen wanted to re-core the sites. But now you're so sure that
: you write "_has been found_".

: What changed? Did the authors revise the article?


Nothing changed. Ancient maize pollen _has been found_ in India, but the
evidence is fragmentary at this point -- as the authors state in the
article. Additional evidence may already exist, but I'm not aware of it

I'll post the refs listed in ECONOMIC BOTANY in the next couple of days.



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