Monarch Cave ancient Anasazi Indian Metate and corn cobs, Cedar Mesa, Utah
A metate was a grinding stone used by the Anasazi Indians to process various foods such as corn. A hand-held stone called a mano was used in conjunction with the metate shown in this image. Also visible in this image are three ancient corn cobs such as those the Anasazi would grind up. It is estimated that the age of these artifacts is about 800 years old.
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