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Chocolate in Mesoamerica Focus of George C. Frison Lecture


September 16, 2009 — Janine L. Gasco will present "Chocolate (Cacao) and Culture in Prehispanic Mesoamerica" at the 11th Annual George C. Frison lecture on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. in the College of Agriculture auditorium.

Frison, UW professor emeritus, and anthropologists Mary Lou Larson and Marcel Kornfeld will sign copies of their new book, "Hell Gap, A Stratified Paleoindian Campsite at the Edge of the Rockies" in the Anthropology Building foyer following the talk.

Gasco is a professor of anthropology at California State University, Dominguez Hills and a research associate at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and Cotsen Institute at UCLA. Her research includes late prehistoric peoples of Mesoamerica with focus on the role of cacao in Mesoamerican cultures. Gasco's studies combine archeology, ethnography, ethnohistory and archival research.

The event is sponsored by UW's George C. Frison Institute and the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office.

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Janine L. Gasco will discuss chocolate (cacao) and Prehispanic Mesoamerica at the 11th Annual George C. Frison lecture on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. in the College of Agriculture auditorium.

 

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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