A mass of carbonized seeds was recently found in Ontario, Canada, which were identified as an old quinoa species. The quinoa comes from North America and, after analysis, was found to date back to approximately 900 B.C.
Gary Crawford, head of the study, said in a statement that “finding such old domesticated seeds in Ontario is special. In historical terms, the next crop in the region appears almost a thousand five hundred years later, in the 500 and is corn. The analysis of the seeds took time but, in the end, the conclusions were clear.