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:
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). Centrally 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: