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New Research Effort Discovers Ancient Maya Intensively Cultivated Manioc
June 16, 2009
A University of Colorado at Boulder team has uncovered an ancient and previously unknown Maya agricultural system--a large manioc field intensively cultivated as a staple crop that was buried and exquisitely preserved under a blanket of ash by a volcanic eruption in present-day El Salvador 1,400 years ago.
University of Colorado, Boulder
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