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Re: maize in ancient india: strong transpacific links are indicated
Dr. Doug (email@example.com) wrote:
: Now the task becomes, showing some evidence that maize traveled across
: the ocean. Because it just might be that this area in India is the
: last place that Asian maize existed before it went extinct. To me this
: seems more plausible.
I believe that almost all botanists by now have discounted the idea that
maize could have been domesticated in Asia independently. There're no
wild plant relatives to maize there.
=O= Yuri Kuchinsky in Toronto =O=
--- a webpage like any other... http://www.io.org/~yuku ---
Diffusionist studies are not, as they are sometimes said to be,
attempts to depreciate the creativity of peoples; rather they are
efforts to locate and specify this creativity. D. Frazer,
THEORETICAL ISSUES IN THE TRANS-PACIFIC CONTROVERSY, Social
Research, 32 (1965) p. 454, as quoted by J. Needham.