Chocolate: Revolution in a Cup

Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Rosemary Joyce, Goldman Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

Giant Screen Theatre, Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr. 

Co-sponsored by the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Were the ancients as addicted to chocolate as we are today? New research shows that chocolate was domesticated in Central America before the rise of the Olmec civilization, over 3500 years ago. The importance of this universally loved elixir grew, and a chocolate drink laced with chili peppers became a Mesoamerican symbol of hospitality and royalty. Melt with excitement as you discover the ancient origins of chocolate.

HMNS and AIA Members - $12.00, General Admission - $18.00

Tickets available online, or by phone at 713.639.4629, or at HMNS box office

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6344

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