Mexico; Lancandon chipped stone technology- Mateo Jr. making pressure blades by indirect percussion. Note the different holding technique for the punch and the condition of the work area which is much sloppier than Jose Valenzulo's).
Mexico; Lancandon chipped stone technology- close-up view of indirect percussion blades made by Jose Valenzuelo. They are stored in a large gourd until he is ready to make them into arrowheads. Note the variety of chert types represented.
Mexico; Lancandon chipped stone technology- View of Jose Valenzulo's work area when not in use. The cloth is draped over the up-right poles; these are permanent fixtures in the kitchen. Usually they are free-standing.
Mexico; Lancandon chipped stone technology- K'in Garcia retouching blades into arrowheads. Note the red bowl with finished arrowheads and the plastic sack with indirect percussion blades. The small white specks around his feet are small percussion flakes; the larger peieces are orange peels.