Macro sample 672


This sample comes from OP II, Unidad 1, Capa 7, C4, located at the northern edge of the site. It is a section of maize stalk recovered from a layer of construction fill used to level the base of new wing that was added onto an earlier platform. The maize was mixed in the fill with stalks of wild cane or caña brava (Gynerium sagittatum) and Tillandsia (Jonathan Haas 2013, Personal Communication to M. Blake, _Ancient Maize Map). See Haas et al. (2013) for detailed description of recent work at the Caballete site.

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References Cited

Haas, Jonathan, Winifred Creamer, Luis Huamán Mesía, David Goldstein, Karl Reinhard and Cindy Vergel Rodríguez
    2013    Evidence for Maize (Zea mays) in the Late Archaic (3000-1800 B.C.) in the Norte Chico Region of Peru. PNAS Early Edition:1-5.


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