Cylinder Jars and Chocolate in Chaco Canyon
Sparks, SAR Boardroom
Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 3:00–4:00 pm
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Recent research shows that some inhabitants of Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon consumed a chocolate beverage, probably from the ceramic cylinder jars found there. Archaeologist Patricia Crown will discuss how this discovery was made, the connection to the Chacoan cylinder jars, and what this means for our understanding of interactions between the Southwest and Mesoamerica. Dr. Crown is a Distinguished Professor Anthropology at the University of New Mexico.Dr. Patricia Crown