|'Iipay Aa Name||'ehpii|
A flat, squarish, whole, portable grinding stone platform, also known as a metate. The stone material is a granitic (granite) with pink feldspar, muscovite mica and inclusions of hornblende. It is coarse grained. It has a central grinding surface that was formed by rotary grinding movements typically with a hand-held grinding stone, called a mano.
This grinding or milling stone ventral platform is polished for an area that is 15 1/2 inches (39.37 cm) long and 12 inches (30.48 cm) wide. Construction of the stone created a smooth unshaped ovoid surface. The dorsal side of the stone is a flatter, stable base measuring close to the maximal ventral size. Around the perimeter and slightly off-center is either a fire-affected area of burn or oil staining.
Length - 21.653", Width - 17.874", Height - 4.409", Weight - 97 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||Metate, slab, granitic. Ventral horizontal view, side A.|