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- Adams, Karen R., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Journal of ethnobiology 2017 v.37 no.2 pp. 218-240
- Cucurbita; Phaseolus; Solanum jamesii; Zea mays; beans; corn; diet; edible fruits; eggplants; gardens; hot peppers; humans; potatoes; recreation; squashes; tobacco; tomatillos; tomatoes; tubers; Arizona; Colorado; New Mexico
- ... The Solanaceae family of plants provides edible fruit (i.e., tomatoes, husk tomatoes, chili peppers, eggplant), tubers (i.e., potatoes), and plants used for leisure activities (i.e., tobacco) that are useful to humans. Several wild members of this family grow in the U.S. Southwest and some were eaten by the Ancestral Puebloans. We present evidence here that the Ancestral Puebloans in the Four-Corn ...
- Adams, Karen R., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2009 v.106 no.50 pp. 21019-21026
- Zea mays; corn; crop production; American Indians; geographical distribution; languages; anthropology; Arizona; New Mexico; Nevada
- ... Our understanding of the initial period of agriculture in the southwestern United States has been transformed by recent discoveries that establish the presence of maize there by 2100 cal. B.C. (calibrated calendrical years before the Christian era) and document the processes by which it was integrated into local foraging economies. Here we review archaeological, paleoecological, linguistic, and ge ...
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