Object Record

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Collection Speer Collection
Catalog Number 1999.0001.1359
Object Name Mano
'Iipay Aa Name hapiichaa
Description A whole hand-held grinding stone, also known as a mano in Southern California archaeology. This bifacial stone is used with one hand or possibly two-hand for grinding and was shaped in construction; it is somewhat shouldered by usewear. It is rectangular in shape. The stone material is granitic with biotite mica. It is coarse grained.

This grinding or milling stone's ventral side is flattened, polished, and pecked; pecking increases the grinding surface for greater traction. Its dorsal side is rounded and smooth. Striations appearing on the surface suggest that this mano was used in an undulating or back and forth movement. It is an unusual loaf-shaped object and may be two-handed in size.

Length - 4.960", Width - 2.795", Height - 1.771", Weight - 1.747 lbs.

Provenance This artifact was found within the local San Diego County region, 1910-1950.
Date Late Prehistoric (1300-800 YA)LP
Material Granitic
Culture Kumeyaay / DiegueƱo
Place of Origin CA
Caption Mano, granitic: ventral view, side A (flat, pecked working surface).