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The importance of foodstuff and feasting to Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures has been generally studied through archaeologists, anthropologists and artwork historians. Foodways reviews 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 nutrients and its instruction, in addition to the social value of feasting in modern and old societies. This ebook unites those disciplinary views ― from the social and organic sciences to artwork background and epigraphy ― making a paintings complete in scope, which unearths our expanding figuring out of a number of the roles of meals and cuisines in Mesoamerican cultures.

The quantity is prepared thematically into 3 sections. half 1 provides an summary of meals and feasting practices in addition to historic economies in Mesoamerica. half 2 info ethnographic, epigraphic and isotopic facts of those practices. eventually, half three offers the metaphoric worth of nutrition in Mesoamerican symbolism, ritual, and mythology. The ensuing quantity presents a radical, interdisciplinary source for knowing, nutrition, feasting, and cultural practices in Mesoamerica.

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