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Cacao in Ancient Maya Religion: First Fruit from the Maize Tree and other Tales from the Underworld

Simon Martin

in Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029535
eISBN:
9780813039503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029535.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Ancient Maya, like other former agrarian societies of ancient times, had an abiding and intimate relationship with the natural world. Plants, trees, leaves, flowers, fruits, and roots were given a ... More


The Social Context of Kakaw Drinking Among of the Ancient Maya

Dorie Reents-Budet (ed.)

in Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029535
eISBN:
9780813039503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029535.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter discusses the social context that surrounded cacao drinking during the ancient Maya period. Cacao was both prized delicious food and a repository of financial strength in the Classic ... More


Ancient Maya Pottery: Classification, Analysis, and Interpretation

James John Aimers (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042367
eISBN:
9780813043487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042367.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Pottery sherds are the most abundant artifacts recovered from ancient Maya sites. Analyzed correctly, they reveal much about artistic expression, religious ritual, economic systems, cooking ... More


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