Just Another Metate at the Painted Pony Resort

During the LSAM biologists visit I spent some time collecting with them. While walking the property, I noticed this double sided type 1 metate partially uncovered in a drainage near the south end of the runway. It was almost completely buried but the rounded end gave it away. It makes the third double sided metate I have seen from around here, the other 2 were found at Amigos del Cielo airpark. It is old, notice the thin layer of secondarily deposited mineral coating on one side. It suggests a long period of exposure to water with high concentrations of minerals. But really, it's just another coffee grinder.

Here is a single sided type 1 metate found a couple of months ago down by the entrance to the Painted Pony Resort.

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