University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Payson Sheets

Uncommonly Good Food Among Commoners

Growing and Consuming Food in Ancient Ceren

By: Payson Sheets

Much of northern Central America was devastated by a cataclysmic volcanic eruption, probably during the fourth century A.D. What had been a verdant tropical landscape dotted with agricultural villages and some large ceremonial centers, with their elegant pyramids and palaces, was suddenly transformed into a white desert by immense amounts of tine volcanic ash. The […]