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Chocolate Residue Found on Early Maya Plates, a First


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 775 days ago - latimes.com
Archaeologists have found residues of cacao -- or chocolate -- on 2,500-year-old plate fragments from the Northern Maya Lowlands in Yucatan, Mexico. Although cacao residue has been found in cups from other sites that are 1,000 years older



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Teresa W. (691)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 7:25 am
Wow! Fascinating!
 

Azaima A. (219)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 9:19 am
sweetened?
 

Freya H. (307)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 1:26 pm
Them Mayans knew the value of chocolate a long time ago!
 

John B. (215)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 5:17 pm
Thanks Marty for providing the La Times article by Thomas H. Maugh II. That cacao might have been used as a condiment and not just to prepare a drink is fascinating
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:08 pm
noted thanks !
 

Jaime A. (32)
Monday August 6, 2012, 2:35 pm
Cool story.
 

Dave C. (214)
Monday August 6, 2012, 3:06 pm
historically yummy!
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Monday August 6, 2012, 3:10 pm
mmmmhmmm i don't blame them!!
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 11:41 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Azmi Timur (0)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 11:51 pm
First choclate addicts :)
 

g d c. (0)
Monday August 13, 2012, 3:54 pm
ty
 

Vincenzo Correale (197)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 12:00 pm
Love Chocolate!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 5:28 pm
Thanks.
 
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