What is the meaning of grinding slicks / metates at shamanic sites in the American Southwest? Nobody grinds seeds for lunch in a temple high on a windy mountaintop. There must be some other explanation. If you have expertise in this topic, please join the discussion!

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  1. You are correct. For the kumeyaay the kuseyaay wouls grind up the ceremonial herbs needed for whatever they were doing. I do believe they would eat there though, because they lived there. They believed the creator gave them all things so i don’t think they saw making food than as we do now.

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