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Bush Poppy
by David Kelley
on November 1, 2022 at 8:01 AM
Say what? Great article, but I think this guy might be a little confused. Or am I?  
"Man appeared on the earth only in very recent geological time. His active presence in California probably can be well established only to three or four hundred years ago."  
Maybe this informaton is a bit out of date.
by Ben Faber
on November 1, 2022 at 8:15 AM
Thanks David. The article is dated to 1968, so we know more now, such as people were traveling along the Pacific coast down from Alaska as early as 14,000 years ago. Santa Rosa Island among the Channel Islands has evidence of this. This article shows that ancestors of avocado were also in California as well as further south into Mexico and Central America. Stay tuned, we'll probably learn more about people migration and avocados in the years to come.
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