Domestication of plants in Maya Lowlands

  title={Domestication of plants in Maya Lowlands},
  author={Patricia Colunga-Garc{\'i}amar{\'i}n and Daniel Zizumbo-Villarreal},
  journal={Economic Botany},
The Lowland Mayan culture has been one of the most successful in Mesoamerica. Being an agricultural society, part of their success was based on plant genetic resources which satisfied their needs of social reproduction. This article reviews recent evidence on early agriculture in the geographic area where Lowland Maya culture originated, and discusses its implications for the study of plant domestication and evolution under human selection within this cultural sub-area. Questions of interest… 

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