Ancient Popcorn Found—Made 2,000 Years Earlier Than Thought in Peru

Jan 20, 2012 by
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Just in time for National Popcorn Day, a new study says that Peruvians were eating the snack thousands of years earlier than thought.

 

Coastal peoples were preparing corn-based foods up to 6,700 years ago, according to analysis of ancient corncobs, husks, tassels, and stalks recently unearthed at the Paredones and Huaca Prieta archaeological sites on Peru’s northern coast.

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