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An Introduction to the Study of Ancient Ground Stone
Tessa Branyan, Desert Archaeology, Inc. (July 30, 2020)—In archaeology, we classify many stone tools that we find as “ground stone” objects. Ground stone objects can be almost any stone or mineral—flaked stone not included—that has experienced some kind of human intervention. This may s...
Hands-On Archaeology: Making a Metate
Keenan Montoya, Pima Community College (May 26, 2020)—Being given the opportunity to work during this challenging time is quite a privilege, for which I thank Archaeology Southwest and the Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC). I am a Pima Community College student with a work ...
Jenny Adams's Amazing Guide to Manos and Metates Available Online
Blogs Worth Reading: Ground Stone Expert Jenny Adams on Identifying Types of Manos and Metates When I first learned about manos and metates used in the U.S. Southwest (in the 1970s), I found it confusing that manos were classified according to one set of types and the metates by a completely differ...