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Mayans and Chocolate

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  • 1. Ancient Maya
    Location: Yucatán PeninsulaHistory
    • Pre-Classic period (c. 2000 BC to 250 AD)
    • 2. Classic period (c. 250 AD to 900 AD)
    • 3. The Maya Collapse (c. 8th-9th Century)
    • 4. Post-Classic Period(c. 10th-16th Century)
    • 5. Colonial Period(c. 17th Century)
    Known for architecture, written language, art, math & astronomy system
  • 6. Mayan Architecture
  • 7. Writing System (Glyphs)
  • 8. Mayan Art
  • 9. Math & Astronomy
  • 10. Mayan Religion
  • 11. Trade & Currency
    Currency
    small rabbit = 30 cacao beans
    turkey egg = 3 cacao beans
    large tomato = 1 cacao bean
    Cacao reserved for royalty
  • 12. A Mayan chief forbids a person to touch a jar of chocolate
  • 13. EkChuah
    Mayan God of Cocoa Bean
    Celebrated in April
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  • 16. Cocoa Output
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/50/2005cocoa_bean.PNG
  • 17. Chocolate
    Often said to be from Nahuatl xocolātl which would be derived from xococ "bitter" and ātl "water 
    However, the form xocolātl is not directly attested, and chocolatl does not appear in Nahuatl until the mid-18th century. Some researchers have recently proposed that the chocol- element was originally chicol-, and referred to special wooden stick used to prepare chocolate.
    Kakaw ('cacao') written in the Maya script. The word was also written in several other ways in old Maya texts.

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