I'm not familiar with his thesis and why one would ignore the obvious trade routes between groups in South, Central and North America. By the time of Spanish arrival in Florida, there is evidence that the wild tomato was present throughout the entire Gulf of Mexico region and was present in Florida.Andrew Fryer wrote: ↑Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:47 pmI'm sure they got them eventually. It's just that Diamond's thesis is that crop and animal domestication worked much faster on the East-West axis than North-South, so it might have been best to keep the conversation to the original North American crops.
Is there a point in time where one draws the line as to what Native Americans ate for dinner?! I would think that anything before conquest is fair game.