Object Record

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Collection Speer Collection
Catalog Number 1999.0001.1290
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 in construction. It is circular in shape. The stone material is a very light-colored granitic with a good deal of muscovite mica. It is medium grained.

This grinding or milling stone ventral side is pecked and flattened. This grinding stone dorsal side is pecked and rounded. Striations appearing on the surface suggest that this mano was used in an undulating or back and forth movement. The stone appears to be pecked on the two surfaces; pecking increases the grinding surface for greater traction.

Dimensions:
Length - 4.921", Width - 4.370", Height - 1.929", Weight - 2.583 lbs

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