At Sanact are two buildings, which stand in a milpa, or cornfield.
The first work undertaken by the twins was the clearing of a milpa or cornfield.
In addition to one specimen taken along the road, another was taken from a fence post in a milpa on the same night.
The agente rode with us in the morning quite a league upon our road, to a place which he was clearing for a milpa.
milpa: A word used in Central America for a small farm or clearing.
milpa roza is, literally, field cleared of underbrush and ready for planting.
If the savages have extended their milpa clearings since our visit, the falling trees have probably spoiled these walls by now.
It was discovered by an Indian, who had cut a piece of virgin bush with the object of making a milpa.
The mound was discovered by the Indians when cutting down virgin bush to make a milpa, or corn plantation.