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Collection Speer Collection
Catalog Number 1999.0001.1279
Object Name Mano
'Iipay Aa Name hapiichaa
Description A whole hand-held grinding stone, also known as a mano in Southern California archaeology. It is brown with some areas of weak red. This bifacial stone is used with one hand for grinding and was shaped in construction. It is oval in shape. The stone material is sandstone with garnet inclusions It is medium grained.

This grinding or milling stone's ventral side is very smooth from use. Its dorsal side has a slight bulge on one end and two areas with small depressions. Striations appearing on the surface suggest that this mano was used in an undulating or back and forth movement. The perimeter sides are rounded and rougher than the ventral and dorsal surfaces.

Length - 4.105", Width - 3.420", Depth/Thickness 19.16 - ", Weight - 1.578 lbs.
Provenance Found within the local San Diego County region, collected 1910-1950.
Date Late Prehistoric (1300-800 YA)
Material Sandstone with garnets
Culture Kumeyaay / DiegueƱo
Place of Origin San Diego County
Caption Dorsal view