Article ID: CBB001321026

Suprahousehold Consumption and Community Ritual at La Laguna, Mexico (2014)

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Recent work at La Laguna in Central Mexico provides an excellent illustration of the way in which information from architecture, food remains, ceramic vessels and chemical signatures can be brought together to demonstrate communal feasting associated with specific structures and public spaces. Structure 12M-3 contained a range of evidence indicative of food preparation and consumption. Ritual effigy vessels depicted deities connected with food and fertility, and fire and the hearth. Taken together, the several lines of evidence indicate that Structure 12M-3 was a special building, located directly behind the main temple and devoted to the preparation and production of communal feasts that were held in the adjacent plaza. This provides new insights into community life in the urban centres of early Mesoamerica

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Authors & Contributors
Milbrath, Susan
Aveni, Anthony F.
Bromyard & District Local History Society
Bantjes, Rod
Chevet, Jean-Michel
Bruegel, Martin
Journals
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Journal of the History of Ideas
Journal of Interdisciplinary History
History and Anthropology
Historical Research: The Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research
Antiquity
Publishers
Bromyard & District Local History Society
University of Texas Press
University of North Carolina Press
Duke University Press
Cornell University Press
Brill
Concepts
Science and culture
Native American civilization and culture
Cooking and cuisine
Nutrition; dietetics
Science and religion
Food and foods
People
Spencer, Baldwin
Galen
Places
Mexico
United States
Mesoamerica
England
France
South Africa
Times
Ancient
19th century
20th century, early
18th century
20th century
Medieval
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