Water, cacao, and the early Maya of Chocolá / Jonathan Kaplan and Federico Paredes Umaña ; foreword by Arlen F. Chase and Diane Z. Chase
- Maya studies
- List of tables -- Foreword -- Preface and acknowledgments -- Introduction and historical context -- Physical environment and cultural ecology -- Ethnohistory and history of the Southern Maya region, Suchitepéquez, and Chocolá -- Archaeological operations in mounds, plazas and features -- The ceramics of Chocolá -- The monuments of Chocolá, and nearby -- Materialist factors: water and cacao at Chocolá -- Conclusions.
- In describing what was, in effect, a lost Maya city, the book highlights the many important research findings to date of long-term field research at the city, including a very early, yet extraordinarily sophisticated ancient water control system, and evidence for cacao arboriculture, to explain its rise to wealth and power as a "kingdom of chocolate"; also detailed are the ancient city's sculpture and ceramics and the ethnohistory of the modern Maya community lying atop it.
- 9780813056746 hardcover ; alkaline paper and 0813056748 hardcover ; alkaline paper
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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