The Testimony of Hands

68.43.38, bowl of a spoon

68.43.38, bowl of a metal spoon; 6 centimeters (2 ½ inches) long
San Gabriel de Yunque (A.D. 1598–1610)
UNM field school collection
Photograph by B. Bernard

Some tools have changed little in the past four centuries. This beat-up bowl from a metal spoon, though found at San Gabriel, could just as easily be from a city landfill of a few decades ago. The overall shape is not obvious from the first image, but a different view (shown below) makes it clear how similar the spoon bowl is to modern ones.

68.43.38, bowl of a spoon

Second view of spoon bowl
Photograph by B. Bernard

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