A Taino Grinder

Stone Grinders, as well as stone mortars, were used in daily food preparation.  Grinders were also used for ceremonial purposes. Taino used different types of grinders for different purposes.  Tainos had their everyday grinders and grinders used only on important occasions.  Tainos were excellent craftsmen, specializing in stone, wood, shell, and bone.  Artifacts such as this grinder would have been common among the people and were abundant proof to the "discoverers" of the level of the culture into which they had stepped..