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New Study: Culture Can't Thrive On Fish Alone

Jonathan Haas
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for NIU Today

A report led by two northern Illinois anthropologists sheds new light on a South American civilization’s origins…and its dependence on corn. 

WNIJ’s Susan Stephens spoke with Northern Illinois University professor Winifred Creamer about her work at a five-thousand year-old archeological site in Peru and how it has changed one long-held theory about the people who lived there. Creamer's co-researchers in this study include Jonathan Haas of the Field Museum in Chicago.

Susan is an award-winning reporter/writer at her favorite radio station. She's also WNIJ's Perspectives editor, Under Rocks contributor, and local host of All Things Considered.