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Exciting introduction into the archaeology of cacao

January 5 @ 10:00 AM - January 6 @ 12:30 PM

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An event every month that begins at 10:00 AM on day 5 of the month, repeating until May 31, 2022

cacao lecture
  • 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


January 5 @ 10:00 AM
January 6 @ 12:30 PM
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