The Life-Giving Stone: Ethnoarchaeology of Maya Metates

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In The Life-Giving Stone, Michael Searcy provides a thought-provoking ethnoarchaeological account of metate and mano manufacture, marketing, and use among Guatemalan Maya for whom these stone implements are still essential equipment in everyday life and diet.

Although many archaeologists have regarded these artifacts simply as common everyday tools and therefore unremarkable, Searcy’s methodology reveals how, for the ancient Maya, the manufacture and use of grinding stones significantly impacted their physical and economic welfare. In tracing the life cycle of these tools from production to discard for the modern Maya, Searcy discovers rich customs and traditions that indicate how metates and manos have continued to sustain life—not just literally, in terms of food, but also in terms of culture. His research is based on two years of fieldwork among three Mayan groups, in which he documented behaviors associated with these tools during their procurement, production, acquisition, use, discard, and re-use.

Searcy’s investigation documents traditional practices that are rapidly being lost or dramatically modified. In few instances will it be possible in the future to observe metates and manos as central elements in household provisioning or follow their path from hand-manufacture to market distribution and to intergenerational transmission. In this careful inquiry into the cultural significance of a simple tool, Searcy’s ethnographic observations are guided both by an interest in how grinding stone traditions have persisted and how they are changing today, and by the goal of enhancing the archaeological interpretation of these stones, which were so fundamental to pre-Hispanic agriculturalists with corn-based cuisines.

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A simple food-preparation device reveals complexities of an ancient culture. In this careful investigation into the cultural significance of a simple tool, Michael Searcy's ethnographic observations are guided by his interest in how grinding stone traditions have persisted--and how they are changing today--and by a desire to enhance archaeological interpretation of these stones that were fundamental to prehispanic agriculturalists with corn-based cuisines.

About the Author:

Michael T. Searcy is an archaeologist for the Office of Public Archaeology at Brigham Young University and has worked on a number of archaeological projects in Utah, Mexico, and Guatemala. Searcy also has seven years’ experience in ethnographic documentary filmmaking. His film Starvation Doctrine: The Plight of Illegal Immigrants in America won the Best Oklahoma Short Film award in 2009.

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