KZMU News: Monday February 11, 2019

By February 11, 2019 KZMU News

A popped kernel found in southeast Utah looks like it was cooked yesterday – but, chances are, won’t taste like it. After a thousand years or so, popcorn usually becomes stale. Our partners at KSJD spoke with Jonathan Till, curator of collections at the Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, and archaeobotanist Dr. Karen Adams, to learn more.

[photo: Curators at the Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum recently catalogued a sample of corn from an alcove site on Comb Ridge. Experts say finding the kernels ‘popped’ is very rare. Credit – Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum]

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