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Fascinating Speakers, Cutting Edge Science Hear about the latest scientific discoveries - from the world's foremost experts. Throughout the year, HMNS hosts a variety of distinguished lecturers to enhance your understanding of a current exhibition or provide new perspectives on captivating topics. The HMNS Distinguished Lecture Series is generously sponsored by the Favrot Fund. Tickets $18 | Members $12 unless otherwise noted. Chocolate, A Revolution In A Cup By Rosemary Joyce Wortham Giant Screen Theatre The Maya were the first to begin cultivating the cacao plant to produce chocolate, one of the wonders that emerged from domestication of plants and an innovation that initially was made available to only a few in the form of an intoxicating chocolate drink laced with peppers. Surely chocolate must be one of the greatest ideas that humanity has produced! Dr. Rosemary Joyce is chair of graduate studies at University of California, Berkeley. This lecture is cosponsored by Archaeology Institute of America Houston Society.