Arch 272 Flour

Graduate student Laurie Darcus demonstrated the use of grinding stones to produce flour.  In northern Ethiopia, where Laurie conducts her research, women would get up anywhere from between midnight and 2:00 am to grind grain for approximately 6 hours to make enough flour for two days.

Grinding the grain.

The beginnings of flour.

Sifting the flour.

Students practice the technique.