The January issue of National Geographic magazine is called “The Firsts Issue”. I think that Native Americans might “take issue” with some of the “firsts”. Chocolate is one of the very few firsts attributed to ancient Americans. So, maybe we should revisit this topic from a Native American bias.
Since the earliest date for American occupation only goes back to 16,000 B.C., I guess we’ll have start there to see how Native Americans compete with mankind’s firsts. Well, on the National Geographic Firsts Chart only the control of fire is listed as a first before 16,000 B.C. So, everything else is fair game.