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Play Ball

Spring is in the air and today on Museum Bites we’re gearing up to play ball…the old-fashioned way. In ancient Mesoamerica, pre-Colombian societies like the Olmecs, Mayans, and Aztecs were swept up in ballgame fever. 855 more words


Medicinal and Ritualistic Uses for Chocolate in Mesoamerica

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Written by Julie St Jean

Chocolate finds its way onto even the most simplistic dessert menus today to satisfy the sweetest sweet-tooth. In ancient Mesoamerica, chocolate was deemed a speciality food, achieving a sacred status. 3,974 more words

New Webinar Series: Discover the Library’s Ancient Mesoamerican Manuscripts (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress: New Webinar Series: Discover the Library’s Ancient Mesoamerican Manuscripts. “The Library of Congress holds three of fewer than 100 surviving Mesoamerican pictorial manuscripts that predate 1600: the Huexotzinco Codex (1531), the Oztoticpac Lands Map (1540) and the newly acquired Codex Quetzalecatzin (1570–95). 83 more words

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Hot Chocolate

You learn some crazy things when doing research for a novel. Sad thing is, I don’t even remember why I looked this up in the first place. 309 more words


On Celebrating Tamales

What do tamales and groundhogs have in common?

In early February, locals and tourists alike gather in Coyoacan, Mexico City for the Fiesta del Tamal (Surprise! 2,241 more words


Origins of domestic turkeys in Mayan and Aztec culture

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An international team of researchers from the University of York, the Institute of Anthropology and History in Mexico, Washington State University and Simon Fraser University have been studying the earliest indication of domestic turkeys in ancient Mexico. 400 more words

Something New

This week was finally the start of the spring semester. I am actually excited to be back even though after the first day of classes I had a bunch of work to do. 206 more words

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