The Testimony of Hands

Survivor: Prehistory—Maize


2008.51.21, maize
Photograph by B. Bernard

These ears of corn, known to people who study the southwest as maize, were found in a cave where people lived and stored the food they grew in fields nearby. The dry conditions in the cave have preserved the grain intact for hundreds of years.

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