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

L. Kaplan, Thomas F. Lynch and C. E. Smith, Jr.
Science
New Series, Vol. 179, No. 4068 (Jan. 5, 1973), pp. 76-77
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1734953
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Abstract

Examples of fully domesticated common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) and lima beans (Phaseolus lunatus) were recovered from deposits in Guitarrero Cave (P An 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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