Chemical sample 22

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"The vessel that tested positive for cacao from El Manati is a Chaya Punctate ceramic type. It is a deep bowl with cylindrical walls and a flat base. This sherd, along with several other objects, was recovered in Strata IX and X in a test pit designated B4D3 at the site. More specifically, the Chaya Punctate vessel was found associated with a large quantity of sumptuous objects, including fine ceramics, stone mortars, green stone and jadeite axes, sculptures of wood and rubber balls. According to Ponciano Ortiz and Carmen Rodriguez (1999), this deposit represents a ritual activity space dating to the Ojochi Phase, calibrated to be 1650-1500 BC" (Powis et al. 2007).

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Powis, Terry G., W. Jeffrey Hurst, María del Carmen Rodríguez, Ponciano Ortíz C., Michael Blake, David Cheetham, Michael D. Coe, and John G. Hodgson
    2007 Oldest Chocolate in the New World. Antiquity 314(December). [http://www.antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/powis/index.html]

Powis, Terry G., W. Jeffrey Hurst, María del Carmen Rodríguez, Ponciano Ortíz C., Michael Blake, David Cheetham, . . . John G. Hodgson
    2008    The Origins of Cacao Use in Mesoamerica. Mexicon 30(2):35-38.

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