Oaxaca Chocolate

Photo: Name the flower Chocolate is not just a dessert in Oaxaca. Here is our updated insider’s guide for drinking, eating and buying cacao products. July 7 is World Chocolate Day, chocolate said to have been introduced in Europe on July 7, 1550. We celebrate #WorldChocolateDay by giving a shoutout to Doña Lucia and family, …

Origins of Maya Civilization Reconsidered: Ritual, Sedentism, and Olmec Connection

Upcoming event Las Vegas, Nevada – The College of Liberal Arts’ University Forum lecture series presents “Origins of Maya Civilization Reconsidered: Ritual, Sedentism, and Olmec Connection” a talk by Takeshi Inomata, Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in Environment and Social Justice, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona. This event takes place Monday, April 16, 7:30pm at …

Olmec

Photo The Olmecs were the earliest known major civilization in Mexico following a progressive development in Soconusco. They lived in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, in the present-day states of Veracruz and Tabasco. – Wikipedia The Olmec civilization took root on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Scholars points out that the Olmec …