Excerpt from Ceramic Stratigraphy at Cerro De Las Mesas Veracruz, Mexico
The prevailing local land-form is that of the potreros or cienegas, to use the local terms, low areas that ¿ood in the wet season,1 forming nearly impassable and completely uninhabitable swamps. The rema... inder of the year they dry out, providing rich pasture lands for the modern inhabitants. The entire structure is built-up swamp that once ¿anked a wider bay. Here and there are elevated areas, for the most part sandy, rising islandlike (in the wet season this is not a simile, but a reality) above the plain. These formations vary in area from several acres to several square miles. None attain notable height; for the most part they rise gradually, al most imperceptibly, from the potreros to a maximum elevation of 15 or 20 feet. Their borders are marked not by cut banks or sharp declivities, but by noticeable changes in soil type and vegetation. The soil of the low areas is black, heavy, and clayey, with a marked tendency to cracking in dry weather. Unfortunately, the writer was not able to identify the typical potrero ¿oral assemblage properly; the two most conspicuous members are a tall, very coarse grass known locally as camalote, and a thorny bush with small compound leaves called zarza. It is worth noting that in the course of extensive reconnaissance in the environs of the site not a trace of aboriginal occupancy was found in the potreros.
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