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Re: maize in ancient india: strong transpacific links are indicated
Yuri Kuchinsky wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> : The simple fact that nobody ever looks at the followup
> : refutations.
> : Domingo Martinez Castilla : has done a very nice post of ALL
> literature. : (I had read the Nature letters, but hadn't had time to
> track them : down). : Here is the reply to the first Nature
> correspondence. : in it are two pictures, one of where you never would
> ever : come up with the idea that this could be corn at all.
> : Payak and Sachan 1988 "Maize in Somnathpur, an Indian medioeval temple",
> : Nature 335: 773-774
> I'm not sure if I understand you correctly, but it seems that you found
> some pictures that don't look like maize?
> I really don't see the significance of this... As you may already know by
> now, there are hundreds of such carvings in many temples. So some of them
> don't look like maize? Is this surprising?
> Isn't the fact that _many_ of them look _very much_ like maize more
About as relevant as the fact that hundreds (thousands?) of
Indian statues show people with six arms.