Water, Cacao, and the Early Maya of Chocola' / Jonathan Kaplan and Federico Paredes Umaña ; Foreword by Diane Z. Chase and Arlen F. Chase.
Contributor(s): Chase, Arlen F. (Arlen Frank) [writer of foreword.] | Chase, Diane Z [writer of foreword.] | Paredes-Umaña, Federico [author.].Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2018Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 494 pages) : illustrations, maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781608332052; 1608332055; 9780813052205; 0813052203.Subject(s): Chocolate -- Guatemala -- Suchitepéquez -- History | Archaeology -- Guatemala -- Suchitepéquez | Water-supply -- Guatemala -- Suchitepéquez -- History | Mayas -- Guatemala -- Suchitepéquez -- History | Suchitepéquez (Guatemala) -- Antiquities | Suchitepéquez (Guatemala) -- History | HISTORY -- Latin America -- Mexico | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology | Antiquities | Archaeology | Chocolate | Mayas | Water-supply | Guatemala -- SuchitepéquezGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | History.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Water, cacao, and the early Maya of Chocolá.DDC classification: 972.81/65 LOC classification: F1469.S92 | K37 2018Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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.