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Pre-Columbian foodways : interdisciplinary approaches to food, culture, and markets in ancient Mesoamerica

Author: John E Staller; Michael D Carrasco; University of Calgary. Archaeological Association. Conference
Publisher: New York : Springer, [2009], ©2010.
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The significance of food and feasting to Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures has been extensively studied by archaeologists, anthropologists and art historians. Foodways studies have been critical to our understanding of early agriculture, political economies, and the domestication and management of plants and animals. Scholars from diverse fields have explored the symbolic complexity of food and its preparation, as  Read more...
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Pre-Columbian foodways.
New York : Springer, [2009], ©2010
(OCoLC)401159388
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John E Staller; Michael D Carrasco; University of Calgary. Archaeological Association. Conference
ISBN: 9781441904713 1441904719 9781441904706 1441904700
OCLC Number: 567139627
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 691 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Ethnohistoric sources on foodways, feasts, and festivals in Mesoamerica / John E. Staller --
Development or agriculture in prehistoric Mesoamerica : the linguistic evidence / Cecil H. Brown --
The pastoral niche in pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica / Jeffrey R. Parsons --
The drink mescal : its origin and ritual uses / Mari Carmen Serra and Carlos Lazcano A. --
Forming Mesoamerican taste : cacao consumption in formative period contexts / Rosemary A. Joyce and John S. Henderson --
Salt production and trade in ancient Mesoamerica / Eduardo Williams --
The dirt on food : ancient feasts and markets among the lowland Maya / Bruce H. Dahlin [and others] --
An epigraphic analysis of classic-period Maya foodstuffs / Kerry Hull --
Sweet cacao and sour atole : mixed drinks on classic Maya ceramic vases / Dmitri Beliaev, Albert Davletshin, and Alexandre Tokovinine --
Prehistoric chronology of the common bean in the New World : the linguistic evidence / Cecil H. Brown --
Death and chocolate : the significance of cacao offerings in ancient Maya tombs and caches at Copan, Honduras / Cameron L. McNeil --
Feasting with foam : ceremonial drinks of cacao, maize, and pataxte cacao / Judith Strupp Green --
Corn, colanders, and cooking : early maize processing in the Maya lowlands and its implications / David Cheetham --
Potographies and biographies : the role of food in ritual and identity as seen through life histories of selected Maya pots and people / Linda Howie, Christine D. White, and Fred J. Longstaffe --
Dietary diversity in the upper Belize River Valley : a zooarchaeological and isotopic perspective / Carolyn R. Freiwald --
Power plants : paleobotanical evidence of rural feasting in late classic Belize / David J. Goldstein and Jon B. Hageman --
Food and feasting in the Zona Maya of Quintana Roo / E.N. Anderson --
All maize is not equal : maize variety choices and Mayan foodways in rural Yucatan, Mexico / John Tuxill [and others] --
Maya foodways : a reflection of gender and ideology / Amber O'Connor --
The axolotl as food and symbol in the basin of Mexico, from 1200 BC to today / Carolyn E. Tate --
Topophilia : a tool for the demarcation of cultural microregions : the case of the Huaxteca / Lorenzo Ochoa --
This world and beyond : food practices and the social order in Mayan religion / Brian Stross --
Maize was their flesh : ritual feasting in the Maya highlands / Allen J. Christenson --
From field to hearth : an earthly interpretation of Maya and other Mesoamerican creation myths / Michael D. Carrasco --
The flesh of god : cosmology, food, and the origins of political power in ancient southeastern Mesoamerica / David Freidel and F. Kent Reilly III.
Other Titles: Precolumbian foodways
Responsibility: John Edward Staller, Michael Carrasco, editors.
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