In Ontario found a North American quinoa age 3 thousand years


When clearing the site for construction of houses in Brantford, Ontario, found the remains of ancient sites.

In place archaeologists have discovered the foot of the domesticated duck and quinoa seeds that were more than 3 thousand years. The seeds date back to 900 BC and has never previously been discovered to the North of Kentucky at such an early period of history, says Professor Gary Crawford (Gary Crawford) with the Department of anthropology at the University of MISSISSAUGA in Toronto.

All previous studies of this type of quinoa, which now disappeared, was held in the Central United States: Arkansas, Illinois, and Kentucky. “This discovery raises more questions than answers. We need to determine whether passed seeds in the area when exchanging or grown on the spot,” says co-author Ron Williamson.

The result is published in the journal American Antiquity.