Mayans Used Chacolate as Money

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Mayans did not use money, but instead bartered.
Frequent items bartered included chacolate, nice fabric (or clothes), corn (maize), and tobacco.
This was figured out by a systematic analysis of visual depictions on murals, ceramic paintings and carvings that depicted exchanges and tribute payments.
Science news article here.
 

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Mayans did not use money, but instead bartered.
Frequent items bartered included chacolate, nice fabric (or clothes), corn (maize), and tobacco.
This was figured out by a systematic analysis of visual depictions on murals, ceramic paintings and carvings that depicted exchanges and tribute payments.
Science news article here.
Far better than what we used: salt!
 
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No money - no pension plan.
Or wait, maybe they still relied upon the old style of their kids for support in old agedness.
 

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