Sunday, November 21, 2010

Peru Update

2.5m-year-old tobacco found | "PALEONTOLOGISTS in Peru have discovered fossilised tobacco in the northern Amazon that dates back to the Pleistocene Era 2.5 million years ago, the scientists said today.

The compact block of tobacco, about 30 square centimetres was found by scientists from the Meyer-Honninger Paleontology Museum earlier this week in the Maranon river basin in northeastern Peru."

1 comment:

Caroline Clemmons said...

But this is a third world country where they chew coca. We're supposed to be an advanced civilization, so why do we still have tobacco growing in the U.S.? Oops, one of my soapboxes is showing.