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Rethinking Ramón: A Comment on Reina and Hill's Lowland Maya Subsistence

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 January 2017

Charles H. Miksicek
Affiliation:
Arid Lands Studies Program, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
Kathryn J. Elsesser
Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
Ingrid A. Wuebber
Affiliation:
Archaeological Research Program, Dougiass College, flutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Karen Olsen Bruhns
Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 94132
Norman Hammond
Affiliation:
Archaeological Research Program, Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Abstract

A recent identification of ramon in Miranda's sixteenth-century relacion of Alta Verapaz more likely describes achiote. There is very little archaeological evidence to suggest that ramon was more than a famine food in ancient Maya times.

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Copyright © Society for American Archaeology 1981

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