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Collection Speer Collection
Catalog Number 1999.0001.1153
Object Name Hammerstone
'Iipay Aa Name 'ewii cha'ttuuch
Description A whole hand-held hammerstone, in Southern California archaeology. This multifacial stone is held in one hand. It is cylindrical in shape. The stone material is a quartzite (metamorphic) with muscovite mica. It is fine grained.

This stone has battering on two ends and one side. There is a flattened polished area on the ventral side. The dorsal side retains some of the cortex of the stone. The stone appears to be an unshaped cobble in construction.

Dimensions:
Length - 3.425", Width - 2.362", Height - 1.929", Weight - 0.893 lbs
Provenance This artifact was found within the local San Diego County region, 1910-1950.
Date Indeterminate
Material Quartzite
Culture Kumeyaay / DiegueƱo
Place of Origin San Diego County
Caption Hammerstone, quartzite: horizontal view, dorsal surface, side A.
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