Are the empire names tongue in cheek to show where which drug is prevalent or do there actually exist all these global (trade?) empires?
Dentists Fight a Global War | Atlas AlteraThis is a map I did with Zveiner to show the most prevalent staple quid or chewing stimulant consumed in a country in Altera. The patterns of quid consumption are conflated as greater transnational territorial blocks (e.g. empires). Although there is some ethnobotany attention paid to each responsible plant, the map is still themed as an infographic/report graphic with an oral health slant. The point of staple stimulant maps like this is to highlight common human experiences, which, ironically, also diverse. Access the rest of the footnotes/explanations on my Patreon. To learn more about our project, visit AtlasAltera.com.
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