Event: Chocolate Conquers the World

Date & Time

October 25, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Contact Information

Jill Silton


California Room in the UCLA Faculty Center, 480 Charles E. Young Drive, UCLA

Event Type

FoA Event

Event Details

Willeke Wendrich, Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, cordially invites Friends of Archaeology members to a special dinner on October 25, 2016 with Professor Janine Gasco, Cal. State Dominguez Hills. The reception will begin at 6:00pm and be followed by dinner at 6:45pm. 

Beginning with the earliest known evidence for cacao consumption almost 4000 years ago in Chiapas Mexico, to the growing demand for chocolate in China, India, and elsewhere, one trend has never changed: once you get a taste for chocolate you can never live without it. In this talk we follow the trail over 4000 years as ancient, and more recently, contemporary merchants peddle their chocolate, and people from around the world discover its many virtues.

This event is restricted to Friends of Archaeology. For more information about becoming a Friend, please visit our membership page.

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