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Friday, March 13, 2009

A Metate?

This looks to me like a metate, used to grind grain and seeds. It is mixed in amongst the area that the petroglyphs are located. This could be a natural formation caused by water erosion and setting, but it is more likely man-made.
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Tuguldur said...

it has to be a manmade feature. If it was something natural, say caused by rain, then same kind of holes should be around, because same type of rocks are around.

Jim said...

I am about 98% sure this one is man-made. There are a number of similar holes in other rocks around this site, but there are also some that are more likely natural too. I've seen a lot of questionable holes that look more like they were caused by water ponding in natural depressions in the tops of rocks in the hills and mountains around Tucson.

Tuguldur said...

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