Object Record

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Collection Speer Collection
Catalog Number 1999.0001.1185
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 for grinding and was shaped and shouldered in construction. It is oval in shape and has had heavy use. The stone material is possibly Granodiorite.

This grinding or milling stone ventral side is smooth with some pitting, natural erosions, and staining. Its dorsal side is smooth. Striations appearing on the surface suggest that this mano was used in an undulating or back and forth movement. One end is reddish in color.

Length - 4.28", Width - 3.37", Depth - 2.2", Weight - 1.822 lbs.
Provenance This artifact was found within the local San Diego County region, collected 1910-1950.
Date Late Prehistoric (1300-800 YA)
Material Volcanic Cobble/Granodiorite
Culture Kumeyaay / DiegueƱo
Place of Origin San Diego County
Caption Dorsal view