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Title Her cup for sweet cacao : food in ancient Maya society / edited by Traci Ardren.

Publication Info. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2020.

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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 383 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies
Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Traci Ardren -- Pot luck : bulding community and feasting amongst the Middle Preclassic Maya / M. Kathryn Brown and Carolyn Freiwald -- A toast to the earth : the social role of beverages in pre-Hispanic Maya cave ritual at Pacbitun, Belize / Jon Spenard, Adam King, Terry G. Powis, and Nilesh Gaikwad -- The epigraphy of ancient Maya food and drink / Nicholas Carter and Mallory Matsumoto -- Plant foodstuffs of the ancient Maya : agents and matter, medium and message / Shanti Morell-Hart -- Food, friend, or offering : exploring the role of Maya dogs in the zooarchaeological record / Petra Cunningham-Smith, Ashley E. Sharpe, Erin Kennedy Thornton, Arianne Boileau, and Kitty F. Emery -- Celebrating Sihó : the role of food and foodways in the construction of social identities / Lilia Fernández Souza, Mario Zimmermann, Socorro del Pilar Jiménez Álvarez -- Cuisine and feasting in the Copán and Lower Ulúa Valleys in Honduras / Julia A. Hendon -- Talking feasts : classic Maya commensal politics at La Corona / Maxime Lamoureux-St-Hilaire -- Thinking (and eating) Chichen Itza : the role of new food technology and feasting in creating the Itza state at Xuenkal / Traci Ardren -- Faunal foods as indices of commoner wealth (or poverty) in rural versus urban houselots of the terminal Classic and Postclassic in northwest Yucatan / Marilyn A. Masson, Timothy S. Hare, Bradley W. Russell, and Carlos Peraza Lope -- Human-deity relationships conveyed through Balche' rituals and resource procurement / Gabrielle Vail and Maia Dedrick -- Conclusion: In Maya food studies, who is Mayan? What is food? / Jeffrey M. Pilcher.
Summary These chapters, written by some of the leading scholars in the field, showcase a variety of approaches and present new evidence from faunal remains, hieroglyphic texts, chemical analyses, and art. Thoughtful and revealing, Her Cup for Sweet Cacao unlocks a more comprehensive understanding of how food was instrumental to the development of ancient Maya culture"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Mayas -- Food.
Mayas -- Social life and customs.
Food habits -- Central America -- History.
Food habits -- Mexico -- History.
Food -- Social aspects -- Central America.
Food -- Social aspects -- Mexico.
Central America -- Antiquities.
Mexico -- Antiquities.
Food habits
Food -- Social aspects
Mayas -- Food
Mayas -- Social life and customs
Central America
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Ardren, Traci, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Her cup for sweet cacao. First edition. Austin : University of Texas Press, [2020] 9781477321645 (DLC) 2020005347 (OCoLC)1146578285
ISBN 9781477321669 (ebook)
1477321667 (ebook)
9781477321652 (ebook other)
1477321659 (ebook other)
9781477321645 (cloth)
9781477321645 (hardcover)
1477321640 (hardcover)
Sudoc No. Z UA380.8 H412