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Sascab vs. Mesoamerica

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Sascabnoun

A naturally occurring mineral material used as a building and paving material in Mesoamerica since antiquity.

Mesoamericanoun

Mexico and Central America

Sascab

Sascab is a naturally occurring mineral material described variously as , , and It has been used as a building and paving material in Mesoamerica since antiquity. In the context of pottery the term may also apply to mixtures (with clay and water) of a more finely divided form of the same material (described as ).

‘decomposed limestone’; ‘breccia’; ‘the lime gravel mixture the Maya used as mortar.’; ‘stone dust’;

Mesoamerica

Mesoamerica is a historical region and cultural area in North America. It extends from approximately central Mexico through Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northern Costa Rica.

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