Research Paper

Metates and Hallucinogens in Costa Rica

Author: Ursula Jones

  • Metates and Hallucinogens in Costa Rica

    Research Paper

    Metates and Hallucinogens in Costa Rica

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Abstract

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, p.29-34. doi: https://doi.org/10.5334/pia.18

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15 Nov 1991
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