March 15, 2018

The different ways the cacao tree has been depicted through history — from 16th-century codices to 18th-century botanicals — and what this changing iconography reveals about cacao’s journey into European culture.

March 1, 2018

Mayan Methods

1) Grinding cacao:

Metate, or grinding stone (bottom left-of-center)

Maya, 750–850, Cylinder Vessel with Supernatural Palace Scene and Cacao Tree (rollout photograph), Guatemala, Petén, Motul de San José or vicinity, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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