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Earliest-known Evidence of Peanut, Cotton and Squash Farming Found
June 28, 2007
Anthropologists working on the slopes of the Andes in northern Peru have discovered the earliest-known evidence of peanut, cotton and squash farming, dating back 5,000 to 9,000 years. Their findings provide long-sought-after evidence that some of the earliest development of agriculture in the New World took place at farming settlements in the Andes.
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