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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


Flower Mountain Revealed: Innovation and Social Change in Ancient Societies

Markus Eberl

in War Owl Falling: Innovation, Creativity, and Culture Change in Ancient Maya Society

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056555
eISBN:
9780813053486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056555.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter questions how innovation can help us to understand social change. Current models of society emphasize structures and agency. Societies have structural properties in the form of virtual ... 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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