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Prehispanic chocolate in the pueblos of the U.S. Southwest

Rosemary Joyce, professor of anthropology | March 17, 2011

Just about two years ago, Patricia Crown published the first study to identify residues of theobromine — a distinctive chemical present in the cacao plant, and hence in chocolate drinks — north of Mexico. The residues were recovered from three of five tested sherds, pieces of three painted cylinders from Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon, … Continue reading »