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

> I have followed the maize, and other likely plants, diffusion discussions
> for a while. I cannot think of any evidence that is stronger than
> Johannessen's in demonstrating transpacific contacts. This is definitely
> the "smoking gun". It is so, because, and I guarantee you that, if you
> ask 10 "men in the street" to look at these photos and to identify these
> plants, 10 of them -- without any doubt -- will say, This is maize. And
> this is good enough for me.
But you simply ignore all the other pictures that demonstrate
it is unlikely to be maize.

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