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15:57 Feb 23, 2006
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Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / Anthropology
English term or phrase: Trough metates
Back to my anthropology translation from Casas Grandes, Mexico, and its ceramics. They are describing a type of metate, or mortar. I've found pictures of it on google images, it looks like a little trough. Here's the text:

Metate is the Spanish form of the ancient Nahuatl word metatl. They were used for grinding corn and other hard seeds and grains. Trough metates, such as this one, were produced at Paquimé on a large scale.

Gracias a todos.
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5usando morteros tales como éste . . .Hector Bovolini
1metates concavos, como este ...
Francisco Villegas

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trough metates
usando morteros tales como éste . . .

Metate = mortero

Hector Bovolini
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trough metates
metates concavos, como este ...

metate parece ser la palabra adaptada por los españoles de la época a partir de la palabra metatl, entiendo que no habría que traducirla... o poner mortero como significado actual.

Note added at 2 hrs (2006-02-23 18:07:51 GMT)

nivel 3, pls.

Francisco Villegas
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