On 15 Mar 1998, Yuri Kuchinsky wrote:
> : One, there is no mention of botanical remains of maize, two, there is
> : no mention of the Hoysala temples (which were discussed in the 1970's in
> : Current Anthropology)
>> The Hoysala temples are mentioned elsewhere in that publication.
But not in connection with maize.
> And what about that reference to some ancient maize found in Java? Do you
> know anything about this? This may be a very important piece of
> archaeological evidence.
I had not heard of it until you cited the relevant quote. Unfortunately,
the source for that article is not in the U of A library.
>> Meanwhile I would like to point your attention to the fact that you only
> comment on the presumed shortage of archaeological evidence. But since we
> have so much other evidence, including the "living fossil maizes" in the
> Indian highlands, the shortage of archaeological evidence cannot be
> considered as decisive in any sense.
The "fossil maize" can be explained without a need to infer precolumbian