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December 12 2012

Cooking with clay the Mayan way

Excavations of a kitchen area at Escalera al Cielo in the Puuc Maya region of Yucatán, Mexico has uncovered a concentration of fired clay balls (ca. 35 cm in diameter), related to other domestic refuse.

The artefacts were found in the kitchen of an elite residential group that was suddenly abandoned around the end of the Terminal Classic period (A.D. 800950), resulting in assemblages that allowed an opportunity to explore the types and distribution of daily household activities.

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