Category Archives: Costa Rica

Everyday Use of Plants in Pre-Hispanic Costa Rica

By Venicia Slotten This July, supported by a Tinker Foundation and CLAS-funded research grant, I helped excavate a house structure in Costa Rica that was preserved by the eruption of Arenal Volcano around 3,500 years ago. This archaeological site, La … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Crops

By Rishi Khalsa It was the best of crops, it was the worst of crops, it was a system of equality, and it was a system of inequality. There was a crop heavily exported from the mountains of Costa Rica, … Continue reading

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