2010

Pre-Columbian Foodways

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Food, Culture, and Markets in Ancient Mesoamerica

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ISBN: 978-1-4419-0470-6 (Print) 978-1-4419-0471-3 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. Agriculture and Social Complexity: The Roles of Feasting and Ritual Economies

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      Pages 22-22

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      Pre-Columbian Foodways in Mesoamerica

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      Pages 23-69

      Ethnohistoric Sources on Foodways, Feasts, and Festivals in Mesoamerica

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      Pages 71-107

      Development of Agriculture in Prehistoric Mesoamerica: The Linguistic Evidence

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      Pages 109-136

      The Pastoral Niche in Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica

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      Pages 137-156

      The Drink Mescal: Its Origin and Ritual Uses

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      Pages 157-173

      Forming Mesoamerican Taste: Cacao Consumption in Formative Period Contexts

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      Pages 175-190

      Salt Production and Trade in Ancient Mesoamerica

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      Pages 191-232

      The Dirt on Food: Ancient Feasts and Markets Among the Lowland Maya

  3. Ethnography, Ethnobotany, Language and Diet

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      Pages 234-234

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      Pages 235-256

      An Epigraphic Analysis of Classic-Period Maya Foodstuffs

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      Pages 257-272

      Sweet Cacao and Sour Atole: Mixed Drinks on Classic Maya Ceramic Vases

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      Pages 273-291

      Prehistoric Chronology of the Common Bean in the New World: The Linguistic Evidence

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      Pages 293-314

      Death and Chocolate: The Significance of Cacao Offerings in Ancient Maya Tombs and Caches at Copan, Honduras

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      Pages 315-343

      Feasting with Foam: Ceremonial Drinks of Cacao, Maize, and Pataxte Cacao

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      Pages 345-368

      Corn, Colanders, and Cooking: Early Maize Processing in the Maya Lowlands and Its Implications

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      Pages 369-398

      Potographies and Biographies: The Role of Food in Ritual and Identity as Seen Through Life Histories of Selected Maya Pots and People

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      Pages 399-420

      Dietary Diversity in the Upper Belize River Valley: A Zooarchaeological and Isotopic Perspective

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      Pages 421-440

      Power Plants: Paleobotanical Evidence of Rural Feasting in Late Classic Belize

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      Pages 441-465

      Food and Feasting in the Zona Maya of Quintana Roo

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      Pages 467-486

      All Maize Is Not Equal: Maize Variety Choices and Mayan Foodways in Rural Yucatan, Mexico

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      Pages 487-507

      Maya Foodways: A Reflection of Gender and Ideology

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