Grinding Implements from the Bolaños Canyon: A Proposal
Max Edwin Ayala Lozano, María Teresa Cabrero G. • español
Abstract. Groundstone tools of the Bolaños culture were used not only to grind edible grains, but also for vegetable and mineral pigments, which were mainly used in the decoration of clay objects like pottery and figurines. The members of this culture took advantage of their natural environment (soil of volcanic origin) in the creation of this type of tool in order to expend less effort and, at the same time, obtain maximum efficiency in the performance of tool functions.
Keywords: Groundstone tools, Grinding, Bolaños culture, Mexico.
Ayala Lozano, M. E., M. T. Cabrero G. 2017.
Implementos de molienda del cañón de Bolaños: una propuesta.
Arqueología Iberoamericana 34: 57-67. http://purl.org/aia/347.
Publication date: May 31, 2017.
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