9781107023031

Maize: Origin, Domestication, and Its Role in the Development of Culture

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  • ISBN13:

    9781107023031

  • ISBN10:

    1107023033

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/31/2013
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Summary

This book examines one of the thorniest problems of ancient American archaeology: the origins and domestication of maize. Using a variety of scientific techniques, Duccio Bonavia explores the development of maize, its adaptation to varying climates, and its fundamental role in ancient American cultures. An appendix (by Alexander Grobman) provides the first ever comprehensive compilation of maize genetic data, correlating this data with the archaeological evidence presented throughout the book. This book provides a unique interpretation of questions of dating and evolution, supported by extensive data, following the spread of maize from South to North America, and eventually to Europe and beyond.

Table of Contents

The maize problematic
Maize as seen by Europeans
The origin of maize
The domestication of maize
The archaeological evidence
The role of maize in Andean culture
Maize as seen by the first Europeans
The dispersal of maize around the world
Chica
Discussion and conclusions
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