Growing the lost crops of eastern North America's original agricultural system

  title={Growing the lost crops of eastern North America's original agricultural system},
  author={N. G. Mueller and Gayle J. Fritz and P. Patton and Stephen B. Carmody and E. Horton},
  journal={Nature Plants},
  • N. G. Mueller, Gayle J. Fritz, +2 authors E. Horton
  • Published 2017
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature Plants
  • Thousands of years before the maize-based agriculture practiced by many Native American societies in eastern North America at the time of contact with Europeans, there existed a unique crop system only known through archaeological evidence. There are no written or oral records of how these lost crops were cultivated, but several domesticated subspecies have been identified in the archaeological record. Growth experiments and observations of living progenitors of these crops can provide insights… CONTINUE READING
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