Ancient Popcorn Found in Peru Heather Bond January 20 Food + Booze, Peru, Sidelines Fresh corn Â© jstr91 Ancient corncobs and husks were discovered recently at theÂ Paredones and Huaca Prieta archaeological sites on Peru’s northern coast. Dolores Piperno, curator of New World archaeology at the National Museum of Natural History, believes the corncobs show evidence of the many ways the Peruvians cooked the corn, including popped, as the snack we know today. In this culture, corn was likely aÂ delicacy or a minor supplement to the diet””archaeological evidence shows they did not eat it in large numbers. Further details on the discovery can be found here. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. × 8 = twenty four Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.