It is difficult to find a culture that does not have some form of flatbread. The Wikipedia article provides a lengthy list, listing types and locations.

Did flatbread first appear in one place and then spread to all of the others?

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    I suspect this is in the realm of prehistory. – Mark C. Wallace Sep 11 '14 at 15:06
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    According to Wikipedia, corn tortillas in the Americas predate European contact. On that basis, the answer would be no. – neubau Sep 11 '14 at 16:10
  • Not sure we can rule out some knowledge of flatbread early enough that the Bering Strait was still passable, so perhaps tortillas could have come from Asia via Siberia. – Brian Drummond Jan 1 '15 at 10:45
  • @ Brian Drummond Except that maize didn't develop for thousands of years after leaving Asia, & I do not recall any early site finds of manos and metates or other means of grinding grain. SoCal natives ground acorns, but did not make flatbread, IIRC. – Zither13 Apr 17 '15 at 10:37

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