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Pre-Columbian people spread fruit species across Latin America
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Pre-Columbian people spread fruit species across Latin America

Enlarge / A sapodilla, one of the fruits used by the native inhabitants of Central America. Prehistoric humans helped spread edible fruit species across Central and South America, even as they wiped out the megafauna that had done so previously. In the process, we maintained and even expanded the plants’ habitats, increased biodiversity, and engineered…