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Re: maize in Europe and India: a twisted tale

In article <5b5nb7$rnb@news1.io.org>, Yuri Kuchinsky <yuku@io.org> wrote:
>If Columbus was not "The Bringer of Maize to the World", as is commonly
>believed, i. e. if a false myth of such dimensions was indeed constructed
>and accepted by all, exposing of this false myth alone will be an
>_amazing_ result of these investigations.

Oddly enough, I think that Columbus might be remembered for something
besides being "The Bringer of Maize to the World."  In fact, that's
probably one of the relatively minor impacts of his journeys.  

Julia Smith
University of Pittsburgh