We have noticed a strong association between the three ceramic types pictured here:
- comals (tortilla griddles)
- Texcoco fabric-marked (salt transport vessels), and
- Aztec III black-on-orange.
So what does this mean? Until our seriation work is complete I don't want to speculate too much. Howeever these three types suggest very different patterns of trade and interaction between center and provinces than I documented in Morelos. And if they didn't have comals prior to the Late Postclassic, then they weren't eating torillas. Unfortunately we have been unable to identify vessels for steaming tamales, the logical tortilla alternative.