Bonnie Triyana: ‘Selling’ history
The Jakarta Post
A scene from a famous TV action drama shows a group of robbers having dinner with cassava in the middle of a jungle on their way out of a burned village located near Mt. Merapi, Central Java, around 12 AD.
It’s a natural scene, except for one thing.
“Cassava was first brought here from the Caribbean in 19 AD. There wouldn’t have been any cassava around before that time,” sai...