BYU researchers are proposing that the ancient Maya farmed near the the bajos (wetlands), unlike the modern communities that farm on the hillsides. This new data, gathered by studying carbon isotopes collected from the site of Tikal, may change the way we conceive of ancient farming.
A limestone pressing platform has revealed chemical evidence for grape pressing to make wine. Combined with other evidence, which includes botanical remains, scholars are more secure that wine was being produced at Lattara around 400 B.C.
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