Pumpkin patch dies 12,000 years ago. No one around. What happened to the seeds? Someone finds the seeds 12,000 years later. Aha, farming is 12,000 years old. Write article. Global significance.
posted on 08/15/2007 11:36:23 AM PDT
("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
More than just seeds.
The squash seeds were found in Nanchoc Valley, about 400 miles north of Lima. Researchers also found peanut hulls and cotton fibers that date back 6,000 to 8,500 years, as well as stone hoes, furrowed garden plots and small irrigation canals.
posted on 08/15/2007 12:06:58 PM PDT
posted on 08/15/2007 12:56:14 PM PDT
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