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Mesoamerican ballplayer figurine unearthed in Mexico

An ancient ballplayer figurine which dates back between 1399 B.C. and 899 B.C. has been unearthed near Oaxaca, Mexico. The figure indicates the activity known as "the ballgame" was even more widespread than thought in Mesoamerica, which extended from central Mexico to Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The

Pueblo societies traded turquoise chocolate

The ancient people who lived in the U.S. Southwest loved their chocolate so much that they traded turquoise for cacao with the Mesoamerican cultures in Central America. Pueblo groups and an ensuing Southwest society traded turquoise for Mesoamerican cacao for about five centuries, from around 900 to 1400, proposes a team

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