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Sweet Trading: Chocolate May Have Linked Ancient Civilizations

Scientists know of the earliest usage of chocolate in Mesoamerica as part of a routine including a liquid drink made from cocoa beans dating back more than 1,000 years.Sweet Trading: Chocolate May Linked Ancient Civilizations 43122650833472132.jpg Remains of chocolate left in ancient glasses mark the first proof of its early presence in what is now Mexico. The remains, discovered throughout excavations in a big pueblo called Puebla Bonito, show that the practice of drinking chocolate reached Mexico and the American Southwest about 1,000 years earlier from what is now the border with the United States. Chaco Canyon homeowners obviously consumed chocolate from cylinders thousands of years ago, however scientists now believe a comparable ritual may have happened in the town itself. That's according to a paper published this week in PNAS by researcher Dorothy Washburn of the University of Pennsylvania and her associates. Crown has actually long been interested by ceramic cylinders uncovered in Pueblo Bonito in the Chaco Canyon, which he investigated as part of his research into the history of the US Southwest. Structure on Crown and Hurst's findings, she analyzed a collection of ceramic pieces from the historical site of Puleo in Blanding, Utah, in 2016.

Chaco's Lost Sun Dagger

In the middle of ancient Anasazi - called Chaco Canyon - rises an imposing natural structure called Fajada Butte.Chaco's Lost Sun Dagger 587596606479796814.jpg On a narrow rocky outcrop at the top of this mountain is a sacred site of the indigenous people, which received the name "Sun Dagger" and revealed the shifting seasons to the astronomers of An asanasazi countless years ago. Although the gorge was abandoned more than 700 years ago for unidentified reasons, the secrets of the dagger remain hidden to just a couple of. It discreetly marked the course of the seasons for numerous centuries, but lasted only ten years before its discovery and was lost forever.

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