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Title Pre-Columbian foodways [electronic resource] : interdisciplinary approaches to food, culture, and markets in ancient Mesoamerica / John Edward Staller, Michael Carrasco, editors.

Published New York : Springer, [2009], c2010.


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Physical description 1 online resource (xiii, 691 p.) : ill., maps.
Notes Volume originated from a session, "The Role of Sustenance in the Feasts, Festivals, Rituals and Every Day Life of Mesoamerica," held during the 40th annual Chacmool Conference, "Eat Drink and Be Merry : the Archaeology of Foodways," hosted by the Chacmool Archaeological Association and the University of Calgary, Dept. of Archaeology, Nov. 10-12, 2007, Calgary, Alta. Cf. p. 1.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 ... [et al.] -- 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 ... [et al.] -- 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.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Other author Staller, John E.
Carrasco, Michael D.
University of Calgary. Archaeological Association. Conference (40th : 2007)
Subject Indians of Mexico -- Food.
Indians of Central America -- Food.
Indians of Mexico -- Social life and customs.
Indians of Central America -- Social life and customs.
Indians of Mexico -- Antiquities.
Indians of Central America -- Antiquities.
Food habits -- Mexico.
Food habits -- Central America.
Electronic books.
Variant Title Precolumbian foodways
ISBN 9781441904713