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Tracking Maize in the Southwest over 4,100 Years
Tracking Maize in the Southwest over 4,100 Years After it was first domesticated from the wild teosinte grass in southern Mexico, maize, or corn, took both a high road and later on a coastal low road as it moved into what is now the U.S. Southwest. The study, reported in the journal Nature Plants (o...
Water Company Poses Potential Threat to Montezuma Well
Water Company Poses Potential Threat to Montezuma Well Currently, the Arizona Water Company operates two commercial wells near the monument. Now, another water company wants to open their own high-production well just 300-feet from the boundaries of the national monument. Critics claim the new well ...
Still Dusty: Archaeology of the Day
A unit excavated into the southern room block has produced a substantial quantity of burnt corn—not a cob or two, but entire lumps of fused, carbonized corn. The kernels are still visible due to carbonization from intense heat.