Here is more of Muriel’s description of her time in the field (Metepec, Mexico, 1970):
Doing fieldwork is difficult. Often, I would climb the hillside to look out over the town and to contemplate. The steep rutted climb was precarious. Every hand-hold would dislodge more remains from the ancient Aztec temple that had long ago been destroyed by Spanish settlement.
I was instantly struck by the scoring that was on some of the sherds as it was evidence that the molcajete was a form that had been used for centuries and is still used.
Everyday People, Everyday Pots
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