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Author Kaplan, Jonathan H., 1947-
Title Water, Cacao, and the Early Maya of Chocola' / Jonathan Kaplan and Federico Paredes Umaña ; Foreword by Diane Z. Chase and Arlen F. Chase.
Imprint Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2018.

Author Kaplan, Jonathan H., 1947-
Subject Chocolate -- Guatemala -- Suchitepéquez -- History.
Archaeology -- Guatemala -- Suchitepéquez.
Water-supply -- Guatemala -- Suchitepéquez -- History.
Mayas -- Guatemala -- Suchitepéquez -- History.
Suchitepéquez (Guatemala) -- Antiquities.
Suchitepéquez (Guatemala) -- History.
Alt Name Chase, Arlen F. (Arlen Frank), 1953-
Chase, Diane Z.,
Paredes-Umaña, Federico,
Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 494 pages) : illustrations, maps
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents List of tables -- Foreword -- Preface and acknowledgments -- Introduction and historical context -- Physical environment and cultural ecology -- Ethnohistory and history of the Southern Maya region, Suchitepequez, and Chocolá -- Archaeological operations in mounds, plazas and features -- The ceramics of Chocolá -- The monuments of Chocolá, and nearby -- Materialist factors: water and cacao at Chocolá -- Conclusions.
Summary In describing what was, in effect, a lost Maya city, the book highlights the many important research findings to date of long-term field research at the city, including a very early, yet extraordinarily sophisticated ancient water control system, and evidence for cacao arboriculture, to explain its rise to wealth and power as a "kingdom of chocolate"; also detailed are the ancient city's sculpture and ceramics and the ethnohistory of the modern Maya community lying atop it.
ISBN 9781608332052 (electronic bk.)
1608332055 (electronic bk.)
9780813052205 (electronic bk.)
0813052203 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1036752323
Additional Format Print version: Kaplan, Jonathan H., 1947- Water, cacao, and the early Maya of Chocolá. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2018 525 pages 9780813056746 (DLC) 2017042170

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