Table 1.

Sherds from Puerto Escondido testing positive for theobromine

Excavation contextVessel formVessel-surface treatmentType name
Playa phase (900–200 B.C.)
    8K-31Bottle spoutBrown, glossyBodega Brown
Chotepe phase (1100–900 B.C.)
    4DL-107Open bowl with flaring wallsBlack, glossyBoliche Black
    4DC-104* Base of cylinderBlack, glossyBoliche Black
    4DC-116Open bowl with flaring wallsLight brown, glossy, with fugitive red paintBonilla Yellow–Brown
    4DC-118JarBrown, with pattern burnishingUrbe Unslipped (pattern burnished variety)
    4DC-118Open bowl with flaring wallsBlack, glossyBoliche Black
    4DC-23* Open bowl with flaring wallsLight brown, glossyBonilla Yellow–Brown
    4DM-17* Open bowl with flaring wallsGray, glossyFía Metallic Gray
    4DC-130Open bowl with flaring wallsGray, glossyFía Metallic Gray
    4DC-130Open bowl with flaring wallsBlack, glossyBoliche Black
Ocotillo phase (1400–1100 B.C.)
    4DK-136Bottle spoutBrown, glossyBarraca Brown
  • The first digit of the sample code indicates the sector of the site from which the sherd was recovered.

  • *Borderline-positive samples.