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Chipotle-Garbanzo Dip
makes 3/4 cup
1 (15. 5-ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 tablespoon clean lemon juice
2 tablespoons adobo sauce (from canned chipotle chiles) plus extra for serving
2 teaspoons sesame seed paste (tahini)
1/3 cup olive oil, plus extra for serving
Salt and freshly flooring black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped clean cilantro
Tortilla chips
Put the garbanzo beans, garlic, lemon juice, adobo sauce, and sesame paste in a nutrients processor and puree till approximately delicate; the combination will nonetheless be a bit coarse.

With the computing device working, upload the olive oil and procedure until eventually good integrated. Season to flavor with salt and pepper.

Transfer the dip to medium bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and some drops of adobo sauce and best with the cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Scientists have several different theories why there is so much variation. indd 58 10/23/14 10:33 AM fractured and fragmented. Alliances formed and dissolved, temporarily isolating cities from one another. Because of this, scribes may not always have had contact with each other. Each would have passed his or her knowledge on to only a small number of apprentices. In this way, each group of scribes would develop a distinct style. Other Maya scholars believe the glyph a scribe decided to use at any given time was chosen using several criteria.

The terraces kept rain from running rapidly downhill and eroding the soil. indd 37 10/23/14 10:32 AM Archaeologists also found evidence of raised fields. In areas that would be too wet to farm, the Maya dug canals that drained the water away. The fill from digging these canals was used to raise the fields. Farmers scooped soil and other material, Bones and Teeth Archaeologists discovered that people in Copán farmed the hillsides from approximately 650 to 750 CE before returning to the old practice of only farming in the valley.

Other codices probably rotted in tombs. Between the moisture and the bishop, only four codices have been found for study. pottery that sealed alliances between Maya kings. indd 60 10/27/14 2:56 PM Maya pottery came in a wide range of shapes, from plates for serving and eating, to vases for drinking cacao, to bowls for serving tamales. Archaeologists know exactly how some of this pottery was used because chemical analysis reveals the remains of the food. Other clues come from the paintings of feast scenes on the pottery itself as well as the hieroglyphs that tell who commissioned the piece, which scribe painted it, and how it would be used.

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