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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Ancient Anasazi grinding pestle

( click on picture for an extreme close up. )
An ancient grinding pestle. A much earlier tool than that of the Mano and Metate, used by the women of the Anasazi to grind corn and herbs for cooking and pulverizing plant material for color pigments used in paints for ceremonial events and religious applications.

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Southwest Turquoise

Calumet ~ peace pipe

Southwest pottery art

Southwest  pottery art

Anasazi Shaman Medicine prayer whistle ~ click on picture for link to viewzone.com article

Ancient pit house village site; Southwest Colorado

Ancient pit house village site; Southwest Colorado
aerial photo of the location of artifacts discovery

Anasazi Shaman whistle. A pub. article featured in this Magazine vol. 12; Issue # 75 ~ Sept. 2007

Anasazi Shaman whistle. A pub. article featured in this Magazine  vol. 12;  Issue # 75 ~ Sept. 2007
Archaeological magazine published feature article of author Robert Thomas ' Anasazi Shaman Medicine Whistle ' pg. 6

Earliest know discovered Anasazi Shaman Medicine Prayer Whistle; Southwest Colorado

Earliest know discovered Anasazi Shaman  Medicine Prayer Whistle;  Southwest Colorado
Click on 2007 ~ just below the spinning gecko ~ for a detailed article of the ~ Earliest primitive known ancient wind Instrument, a Shaman's Medicine Whistle. The single holed whistle is made of mudstone before firing clay was achieved ( ceramic clay ) This Anasazi whistle is much earlier than the Aztec whistle from Mexico.

pictue below ~ 2 - hole Aztec fired ceramic clay whistle from Mexico

pictue below  ~  2 - hole Aztec fired ceramic clay whistle from Mexico
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Hopi Shaman Medicine men

Hopi Shaman Medicine men