Germination of Achira Seed (Canna sp.) Approximately 550 Years Old

@article{Sivori1968GerminationOA,
  title={Germination of Achira Seed (Canna sp.) Approximately 550 Years Old},
  author={Enrique M. Sivori and F. Nakayama and E. Cigliano},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1968},
  volume={219},
  pages={1269-1270}
}
DURING the excavation of a tomb at the archaeological site of Santa Rosa de Tastil, Argentina (24° 25′ S., 65° 50′ W.), we found a necklace made out of nuts of Juglans australis. Inside each nut was a seed of Canna sp., making a rattle. Samples from bones of cameloids in the upper strata of garbage from the site were taken for carbon-14 analysis by Groningen Laboratories (Holland), and they were dated at about 530 yr (AD 1420). The bones probably belong to the last period of occupation of the… 

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