Today’s Photo: Corn cobs in Grand Gulch


Corn cobs in Grand Gulch Primitive Area, San Juan County, Utah

Arriving in the Southwest between 2000 BC and 1500 BC, maize or “corn” quickly became a staple food and dramatically altered the life patterns of anyone that adopted it.  Hunter-gatherers became agriculturalists, practicing irrigation, building permanent housing and staying in the same place for years at a time.

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