The diets of the Maya reveal “a complicated social system”

Much of what is known about the ancient Maya civilization derives from the study of the remains of their monumental cities—numerous pyramids with carvings and stelae that record the history of the elites. A recent study of animal bones recovered from several Mayan sites—both elite cities and poor villages—demonstrate how the Mayan’s social system was manifested in the diet of the citizens.


Laying Bare the Bones of Ancient Maya Society

By Pablo Fonseca Q.

Scientific American

July 16, 2016

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