Earth Ovens (Píib) in the Maya Lowlands: Ethnobotanical Data Supporting Early Use

  title={Earth Ovens (P{\'i}ib) in the Maya Lowlands: Ethnobotanical Data Supporting Early Use},
  author={Carmen L Salazar and Daniel Zizumbo-Villarreal and Stephen B. Brush and Patricia Colunga-Garc{\'i}amar{\'i}n},
  journal={Economic Botany},
Earth Ovens ( Píib ) in the Maya Lowlands: Ethnobotanical Data Supporting Early Use. Earth oven cooking is very important among the Yucatec Maya. It is used for daily, festive, and ceremonial occasions, contrasting with other Mesoamerican cultures that use this technique sporadically. In this paper we present an ethnobotanical analysis of the use of earth ovens in a Maya community in Yucatan, Mexico, and discuss its possible antiquity, probable reasons for its continuity, and its current and… CONTINUE READING


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