Story phrases: Chicken origins in Thailand; unique artifacts from Medieval Oslo; famous seventeenth-century English shipwreck; evidence of advanced corn processing comes from Maya latrine pits.


New research into chickens shows origin in Thailand, slow spread from there

Oslo excavations find hundreds of unique medieval artifacts

Shipwreck found off England’s east coast nearly killed the future James the Second

Maya pits yield earliest evidence of classic corn-processing technique 
Original headline: What Ancient Toilets Can Teach Us about Maya Life—and Tamales