|Object Name||Mortar, Food|
|'Iipay Aa Name||'ehmuu|
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)|
|Culture||Kumeyaay / Diegueño|
|Place of Origin||CA|
|Caption||Mortar, fragment, granitic. Ventral horizontal view, side A.|