New research, led by anthropologists from Washington State University (WSU), has deployed a novel analytical technique to reveal undiscovered compounds in an ancient Maya drug container previously thought to only be used for tobacco. As well as demonstrating the potential of this new analytical approach, the findings offer the first clear evidence that the ancient Maya mixed tobacco with other plant materials.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Archaeology, Plants, Tobacco, History, Smoking, Drugs, Washington State University

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