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New study reveals the influx of south-to-north migration on the origin of ancient Maya people and the spread of maize horticulture.
South-to-north migration preceded the advent of intensive farming in the Maya region – Nature Communications
The genetic prehistory of central America has not been well explored. Here, the authors find evidence from ancient DNA from twenty individuals who lived in Belize 9,600 to 3,700 years ago of a migration from the south that coincided with the first evidence for forest clearing and the spread of maize…