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Ancient Puebloans Weren't Into Maize Craze As Much As Previously Believed
2013-04-03 08:38:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Perhaps the ancient Puebloans weren't as into the maize craze as scientists once thought. A new study from the University of Cincinnati led by Nikki Berkebile, a graduate student in anthropology in UC´s McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, explores the subsistence habits of Puebloans, also known as Anasazi, who lived on the southern rim of the Grand Canyon in the late 11th century. Ethnographic literature traditionally...


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