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Research Team Finds Evidence Cacao Ritually Used in Chaco Canyon

February 3, 2009

Chaco cylinders Early North Americans ritually drank chocolate about 1000 years ago, so says Patricia L. Crown, a professor of anthropology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She and her colleague, W. Jeffrey Hurst with the Hershey Center of Health and Nutrition in Hershey, Pa., released the finding in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Full Story

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