The Continuity of Maize (Wall 3)

The Continuity of Maize



Centuries after the Spanish arrived in the New World, maize continued to be an essential crop for most agricultural communities in Central America. Through intensive and brutal conversion efforts, vast numbers of indigenous people converted to Christianity. Even though Maize deities were no longer central to spirituality, maize continued to be a staple crop and was central to cultural life, societal relationships, and cuisine.