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  • Study rewrites early history of corn in corn country

    Illinois State Archaeological Survey archaeobotanist Mary Simon, with ISAS director Thomas Emerson, is correcting misconceptions about the earliest cultivation of corn in Illinois.

    Illinois State Archaeological Survey archaeobotanist Mary Simon, with ISAS director Thomas Emerson, is correcting misconceptions about the earliest cultivation of corn in Illinois.

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Mary Simon, call 217-333-0854; email msimon1@illinois.edu.
    To reach Thomas Emerson, call 217-244-7466; email teee@illinois.edu.
    The paper “Reevaluating the evidence for middle woodlands maize from the Holding site” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/aaq.2016.2