Recent Examples of metate from the Web
At the site, four other pieces of pottery were found with a metate, a type of mortar used to ground grain or corn.
In other parts of Central America, burials of high-status individuals, often with beautiful grave goods, have been found beneath metates.
The metates also display many puzzling pseudo-glyphs on them that have yet to be studied and deciphered.
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Origin and Etymology of metate
First Known Use: 1625See Words from the same year
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