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Early Cultivated Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) from an Intermontane Peruvian Valley.

Authors
  • Kaplan, L
  • Lynch, T F
  • Smith, C E Jr
Type
Published Article
Journal
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Publication Date
Jan 05, 1973
Volume
179
Issue
4068
Pages
76–77
Identifiers
PMID: 17731634
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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