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Mayans and Chocolate

  1. 1. Ancient Maya<br />Location: Yucatán PeninsulaHistory<br /><ul><li>Pre-Classic period (c. 2000 BC to 250 AD)
  2. 2. Classic period (c. 250 AD to 900 AD)
  3. 3. The Maya Collapse (c. 8th-9th Century)
  4. 4. Post-Classic Period(c. 10th-16th Century)
  5. 5. Colonial Period(c. 17th Century)</li></ul>Known for architecture, written language, art, math & astronomy system<br />
  6. 6. Mayan Architecture<br />
  7. 7. Writing System (Glyphs)<br />
  8. 8. Mayan Art<br />
  9. 9. Math & Astronomy<br />
  10. 10. Mayan Religion<br />
  11. 11. Trade & Currency<br />Currency<br />small rabbit = 30 cacao beans <br />turkey egg = 3 cacao beans <br />large tomato = 1 cacao bean<br />Cacao reserved for royalty<br />
  12. 12. A Mayan chief forbids a person to touch a jar of chocolate<br />
  13. 13. EkChuah<br />Mayan God of Cocoa Bean<br />Celebrated in April<br />
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  16. 16. Cocoa Output<br />http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/50/2005cocoa_bean.PNG<br />
  17. 17. Chocolate <br />Often said to be from Nahuatl xocolātl which would be derived from xococ "bitter" and ātl "water <br />However, the form xocolātl is not directly attested, and chocolatl does not appear in Nahuatl until the mid-18th century. Some researchers have recently proposed that the chocol- element was originally chicol-, and referred to special wooden stick used to prepare chocolate.<br />Kakaw ('cacao') written in the Maya script. The word was also written in several other ways in old Maya texts.<br />

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