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Re: maize in ancient india: strong transpacific links are indicated
Douglas Weller (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
: On 28 Dec 1996 20:38:55 GMT, email@example.com (Kay Lancaster) wrote:
: >The pictures I've seen are not convincing to me, although they do
: >strongly resemble some types of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench),
: >an old world grain closely related to maize, long cultivated in India.
: Yuri, have you or are you planning to do a comparison of the sculptures in
: question with other plants, eg sorghum, found in India?
I already did. Sorghum grain is in a panicle rather than in an ear as in
corn. And the photos from India clearly show ears of corn, some of them
partially dehusked. Not persuasive.
=O= Yuri Kuchinsky in Toronto =O=
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