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Collection Speer Collection
Catalog Number 1999.0001.1446
Object Name Mortar, Food
'Iipay Aa Name 'ehmuu
Description A gray, circular-shaped, fragmented grinding stone bowl, or mortar. The stone material is a medium-grained and gray granitic with biotite inclusions and mica. There is some brown staining at various points on the rock and there is also a white powder on the base. The entire top ventral portion of the mortar is concave with usewear visible across the entire surface area.

The concave basin is irregular; maximal dimensions 4.45 inches (11.3 cm) wide, 6.13 (15.58 cm) long and deep. The rounded dorsal base has a flat area 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide by 3 inches (7.6 cm) long that is the center of gravity. The entire stone is fragmented and possibly the base of a larger mortar.

Length - 9.212", Width - 7.086", Height - 4.881", Weight - 10 lbs.

Provenance This artifact was found within the local San Diego County region, 1910-1950.
Date Late Prehistoric (1300-800 YA)
Material Granitic
Culture Kumeyaay / DiegueƱo
Place of Origin CA
Caption Mortar, fragment, granitic. Ventral horizontal view, side A.