Skip to comments.Clay balls unearthed at Mayan site probably used for cooking
Posted on 07/15/2013 4:00:13 PM PDT by Renfield
Planning a last supper party on Dec. 21? To celebrate the Mayan way, you might need several clay balls.
That's one way the Maya cooked their food, according to U.S. archaeologists who have unearthed dozens of rounded clay pieces from a site in Mexico.
Conducted with the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) and Millsaps College's financial support, the excavation of a kitchen at Escalera al Cielo in Yucatán revealed 77 complete balls and 912 smaller fragments....
What’s a ‘Clay’?
And here I thought it was just feet ...
Silly NBC... Those little balls were not for cooking....
They were used by Mayan patriots in their clay ammo-based primitive muskets to protect their liberty against the growing Mayan leviathan. Alas, it was not enough, and they did not make it as a civilization to the end of their calendar .
It's a former 'Ali'...
Clay balls must be a delicacy
Are they like Schweddy Balls?
Fired Clay Balls? I hope he can find another job.
Who Knew? Mayans had clay balls.
The cooks put their balls in the soup? “You’re a better man than I Gunga Din!”
they had a congress back then?
If you want a Mayan themed dinner drink, here is a
good facsimile. They called cocoa “xocoatl”. This
6 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
6 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups boiling water
ground chili pepper to taste
Grate the unsweetened chocolate into a bowl and cover it with a little of the boiling water. Mash the mixture into a
paste. Add the rest of the water and vanilla and mix. When cool, beat with an electric mixer until frothy. Add the
chili pepper to liven up the drink.
The chocolate will not totally dissolve and will have a grittiness to it.
Since it is not sweet, you probably won’t want to drink
as much of it, so it can be served in a demitasse, like Turkish coffee instead of a coffee cup. It is for adult palates only.
I have tried something quite similar, in the past. Produced a caffeine-type rush, an increase in body temp and killed my appetite for several hours.
It was not ingested for the taste. It takes milk and sugar to
Another theory is that when the Republican Party held a convention down there, they left them all behind, and over the years they dehydrated into what looks like clay.
Clay balls were heated and put in the soup to cook it. Other cultures used stones.
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