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Toward linking maize chemistry to archaeological agricultural sites in the North American Southwest

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Toward linking maize chemistry to archaeological agricultural sites in the North American Southwest; 2001; Article; Journal; Journal of Archaeological Science; Cordell, L. S.; Durand, S. R.; Antweiler, R. C.; Taylor, H. E.

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Maize (Zea mays L.) was the staple domestic food crop for Ancestral Pueblo people throughout the northern American Southwest. It is thought to have been the basic food of the inhabitants of Chaco Canyon. New Mexico, a location that was a major centre of Ancestral Pueblo building and population during the 11th and early 12th centuries AD. Modern heirloom varieties of Native American corn have been difficult to grow in experimental fields in Chaco Canyon. Given an abundance of apparent storage structures in Chacoan buildings, it is possible that some corn recovered from archaeological contexts, was imported from surrounding areas. The ultimate goal of this research is to determine whether the corn in Chaco Canyon was grown locally or [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1006/jasc.2001.0598
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