Early Cultivated Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) from an Intermontane Peruvian Valley.
- Published Article
Science (New York, N.Y.)
- Publication Date
Jan 05, 1973
Examples of fully domesticated common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) and lima beans (Phaseolus lunatus) were recovered from deposits in Guitarrero Cave (PAn 14-102) in the Callejón de Huaylas, Ancash, Peru. Carbon-14 dates for stratum II, in which the earliest beans were found, range from 7,680 +/- 280 to 10,000 +/- 300 years before the present.
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