“Mesa” in Spanish translates to “table.” A tall, flat plateau is called a mesa for the similarity to a table. Mesa can also mean dining, as translated on this sign.
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Looking through my photographs, nothing for dining stands out. Neither, on the Humberstone map I cannot find either the dining or kitchen areas.
I find the wood floor in these photographs puzzling as wood is flammable and ashes fall. Stove and oven doors above and below both open directly to the floor. In the restoration, it is possible all the cooking apparatus was moved to one building with a wooden floor.
It appears these ovens were crafted from local material.
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