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Exciting introduction into the archaeology of cacao
January 5 @ 10:00 AM - January 6 @ 12:30 PM
An event every month that begins at 10:00 AM on day 5 of the month, repeating until May 31, 2022
- Language: Spanish, English & French
- Time: 2.5 hours
- Price: 1000 MXN (10% discount when you are at least 4 people)
In this workshop you will learn more about the rich archaeology of cacoa, a plant that for millennia has been highly respected, cultivated and consumed by indigenous peoples.
You will learn about the origins and use of cacao:
- in Mesoamerica (the Olmecs)
- in Classic Mayan art (250-900 AD)
- in Mayan hieroglyphic writing
- in Mesoamerican femininity
From an alternative archaeological perspective, you will learn about the origins and uses of cocoa in Mesoamerica, among cultures as old as the Olmecs (1200-400 BC). We will see how cocoa was a vital plant in the Mayan culture; sacred food of the ceremonies, closely linked to spirituality and feminine energy. Represented in art, ceramics and in the fascinating Mayan hieroglyphs.
The workshop includes:
- Tasting of Mexican cocoa of unique origins
- Tasting chocolates of Mexican origin
- Didactic material