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Collection Speer Collection
Catalog Number 1999.0001.1284
Object Name Mano
'Iipay Aa Name hapiichaa
Description A whole hand-held grinding stone, also known as a mano in Southern California archaeology. This bifacial stone is used with one hand for grinding and was shaped in construction. It is oval in shape and is a pale yellowish brown. The stone material is Sandstone with quartz grains. It is fine to course grained.

This grinding or milling stone's ventral side is pecked; pecking increased the grinding surface for greater traction. Its dorsal side is very smooth with a few areas of stone loss. Striations appearing on the surface suggest that this mano was used in an undulating or back and forth movement. Rough on the perimeter sides. There are a number of stains on the mano.

Dimensions:
Length - 3.846", Width - 3.327", Thickness/Depth - 1.648", Weight - 1.274 lbs.
Provenance Found within the local San Diego County region, collected 1910-1950.
Date Late Prehistoric (1300-800 YA)
Material Sandstone/Quartzite
Culture Kumeyaay / DiegueƱo
Place of Origin San Diego County
Caption Dorsal view