Metates are grinding stones on which corn and other substances are ground with hand-held stones called manos. A clue that grinding stones were associated with mushroom rituals is, for example, provided by a tripod metate from NW Costa Rica belonging to the period of the 2nd or 3rd century AD.
Keywords: drugs, mushrooms, hallucinogens, manos, grinding stones, metates
How to Cite:
Jones, U., (1991) “Metates and Hallucinogens in Costa Rica”, Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 2, 29-34. doi: https://doi.org/10.5334/pia.18