Sacrificed individuals

David Wright dcwright at
Tue May 20 18:11:22 UTC 2008

On May 20, 2008, at 10:38 AM, bernard Ortiz de Montellano wrote:


> They are different subtances, Bone is made from calcium phosphate, 

> lime in mortar is calcium hydroxide.


> Bernard


Limestone and seashells (the latter used at the Maya ruins at Comalcalco)
are calcium carbonate, which is heated to produce quicklime (calcium oxide).
The quicklime is slaked under water to produce lime mortar (calcium
hydroxide). When the mortar sets it becomes stucco (calcium carbonate again;
the cycle is complete).




David Wright

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>
-------------- next part --------------
Nahuatl mailing list
Nahuatl at

More information about the Nahuat-l mailing list