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Corn's Influence on Culture Bumped Farther Back

February 27th, 2013

Episode 92 of 725 episodes

New data show that maize was a staple in Peru as early as 5,000 years ago and probably helped fuel the cultural leap during what's called the late Archaic period. Sophie Bushwick reports

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