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January 16 2011 Mexico Newsletter

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Obsidian Use in Prehispanic Mexico
Technically neither a rock nor a mineral, obsidian is a form of volcanic glass.
Highly integrated into their daily and ritual life, for thousands of years it was utilized in a variety of functional and non-functional ways by prehispanic Mesoamerican civilizations.

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In 1768, from what Mexican port did Fray Junipero Serra, the founder of the California missions, embark from on his journey to California?

Answer from last week's question:

A rebozo is a traditional Mexican shawl or scarf that has a variety of uses.
Those garments whose cost can range from very inexpensive to hundreds of dollars will be the subject of a forthcoming article.

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