The researchers detected Mexican marigold (Tagetes lucida) in residues taken from 14 miniature Maya ceramic vessels, originally buried more than 1,000 years ago on Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula.
Until now, the use of specific smoking plants by ancient people in the American Northwest had only been a matter of speculation.
WSU researchers have determined that Nez Perce Indians grew and smoked tobacco at least 1,200 years ago, long before the arrival of traders and settlers.
By Eric Sorensen, WSU News
PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University and 13 other institutions have found that the arc of prehistory bends towards economic inequality.
By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – In the mid-to-late 1200s, some 30,000 ancestral pueblo farmers left their homes in southwestern Colorado’s Mesa Verde region and never returned.
By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University archaeologists are at the helm of new research using sophisticated computer technology to learn how past societies responded to climate change.