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Collection Speer Collection
Catalog Number 1999.0001.1281
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. The stone material is quartzite. It is medium grained.

This grinding or milling stone ventral side is polished with some pecking; a large flake is missing at one end. This grinding stone dorsal side is heavily pecked with some polish. There are flakes removed from the center. Pecking increases the grinding surface for greater traction. Striations appearing on the surface suggest that this mano was used in an undulating or back and forth movement. Wear marks on the perimeter sides and ends indicate use.

Length - 4.133", Width - 3.110", Height - 1.496", Weight - 1.210 lbs

Provenance This artifact was found within the local San Diego County region, collected 1910-1950.
Date Late Prehistoric (1300-800 YA)
Material Quartzite
Culture Kumeyaay / DiegueƱo
Place of Origin San Diego County
Caption Mano, quartzite: ventral view, side A (polished and pecked working surface)