Figure 8a. Figures 8a, 8b, and 8c show taphonomic aspects to finger millet processing in Marakwet, Kenya. Using Marakwet processing techniques, macroscopic remains of millet plants do not come into contact with fire until after they are rendered into fine flour, and are thus unlikely to be preserved by charring. Figure 8a: Millet panicles and unintentional weedy seed inclusions are pounded in a mortar to break the husks. Photo by Anna Shoemaker, 2013.