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The value of nutrients and feasting to Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures has been commonly studied by way of archaeologists, anthropologists and artwork historians. Foodways experiences were serious to our knowing of early agriculture, political economies, and the domestication and administration of crops and animals. students from various fields have explored the symbolic complexity of meals and its guidance, in addition to the social significance of feasting in modern and historic societies. This booklet unites those disciplinary views ― from the social and organic sciences to artwork historical past and epigraphy ― making a paintings accomplished in scope, which unearths our expanding realizing of some of the roles of meals and cuisines in Mesoamerican cultures.

The quantity is geared up thematically into 3 sections. half 1 supplies an outline of nutrients and feasting practices in addition to old economies in Mesoamerica. half 2 information ethnographic, epigraphic and isotopic proof of those practices. ultimately, half three provides the metaphoric price of nutrients in Mesoamerican symbolism, ritual, and mythology. The ensuing quantity offers a radical, interdisciplinary source for knowing, meals, feasting, and cultural practices in Mesoamerica.

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