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Writing SystemFun FactsBeliefsFood and AgricultureMesoamerica as seen in the maps extends approximately from central Mexico to Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northern Costa Rica, within which pre-Columbian societies flourished before the Spanish colonization of the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries.A typical Mesoamerican meal basically consists of maize/corn and beans with depending viand. These were the common crops cultivated. Many other plants were also cultivated in Mesoamerica such as tomatoes, avocados, guavas, chili peppers, manioc, agave, and prickly pear were all cultivated as additional food resources, while rubber trees and cotton plants were useful for making cultural products like rubber balls and clothing. Another culturally important plant was the cacao. Cacao beans were used as money, and later, the beans were used for making another valuable product, chocolate.