Research Paper

Metates and Hallucinogens in Costa Rica



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(0). doi: