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Peter Schmidt is being scrupulous in recording the context of everything that he finds, uniquely so in the history of archaeology at Chichen Itza. Ceramics are vitally important in this regard, since they provide the best hope of one day solving the mystery of whether the site was once conquered by Toltecs from Central Mexico, as some believe. Here ceramicist Eduardo Perez de Heredia shows fragments to Merle and Khristaan in the laboratory.