UC Berkeley archaeologists reconstruct ancient Andean diets

photo of quinoa plants
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UC Berkeley archaeologists have determined that the Indigenous people of the Andes had a diet that included quinoa, potatoes and llama meat. This information about their subsistence agriculture-based diet could serve as a guide for adapting to the impacts of climate change.

UC Berkeley archaeologists found that a diet of quinoa, potatoes and llama meat fueled ancient inhabitants of the Andes mountain range throughout thousands of years of changing climates.
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