Critical identification of Mexican archaeological cotton remains

  title={Critical identification of Mexican archaeological cotton remains},
  author={C. Earle Smith and S. G. Stephens},
  journal={Economic Botany},
SummaryMeasurements of cotton boll segments from caves near Mitla, Oaxaca, Mexico, datable between 700 and 1300 A.D., indicate that the archaeological material is more closely related to the modern racespunctatum andlatifolium ofG. hirsutum than it is to other races. This is supported by the shape of the bolls and, particularly, by the high percentage of tufted seeds found in the archaeological cotton.That the material isG. hirsutum has now been confirmed by examination of an archaeological… 

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