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Collection Speer Collection
Catalog Number 1999.0001.1112
Object Name Mortar, Food
'Iipay Aa Name 'ehmuu
Description A gray, circular shaped grinding stone bowl, or mortar. The entire top ventral portion of the mortar is concave with usewear visible across the entire surface area. The stone material is a granitic (granite) with muscovite mica. It is medium grained.

The concave basin is slightly irregular, 3.5 inches (9 cm) in diameter and 1.5 inches (3 cm) deep. A staining is seen within the interior and around the lip. The rounded dorsal base has a flat area 3.5 inches (9 cm) in diameter that is the center of gravity. There is recent usewear (a lighter color) on the interior surface of the bowl.

Dimensions:
Length - 6.023", Width - 5.590", Height - 2.204" H, Weight - 4.321 lbs

Provenance This artifact was found within the local San Diego County region, 1910-1950.
Date Indeterminate
Material Granitic
Culture Kumeyaay / DiegueƱo
Place of Origin CA, SDI
Caption Granitic Mortar--Interior view of basin. Side A
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