posted on Apr, 28 2013 @ 12:26 PM
Originally posted by RAY1990
reply to post by punkinworks10
The hole was used for leeching/processing Acorns?
What is the significance of it's location? was it simply trade as I could imagine people would travel a fair distance for the opportunity to acquire
Fascinating lol I honestly didn't know they were edible and rated as such a valuable food source by our ancestors, again excellent thread op
this is great for learning and finding new things out.
Yes, the hole is a place where someone ground acorns in the desert.
They are always by a source of running water, because the acorn meal has to rinsed free of bitter tannins.
There are two reasons this spot is significant, one is its been a very, very long time since there was any running water at this single family
And also the nearest source of acorns is almost 100 miles away, over a 10,000' pass, through these mountains.
In the course of this thread when I looked up a miwok burden basket, used for acorns,
I found this basket from madera county Ca,miwok, is actually
a Mono Lake Piute basket, they were the preferred basket for hauling acorns and where themselves traded across the mountains.
The Mono Lake Piute were the ones who made that grind hole.
It's Hans' turn