Maize from an Adena Mound in Athens County, Ohio

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Science  05 Mar 1971:
Vol. 171, Issue 3974, pp. 897-898
DOI: 10.1126/science.171.3974.897


The discovery of a carbonized ear of maize in an Adena burial mound at Athens, Athens County, Ohio, is the first indisputable evidence of Adena maize horticulture. The mound contained typical middle Adena features, including a bark prepared burial, and has yielded charcoal radiocarbon dated at 280 B.C. ± 140 years.