Monthly Archives: September 2012


Copal is a name given to tree resin that is particularly identified with the aromatic resins used by the cultures of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica as ceremonially burned incense and other purposes.[1] More generally, the term copal describes resinous substances in an intermediate stage ofpolymerization and hardening between “gummier” resins and amber.[2] The word copal is derived from … Continue reading

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