Object Record

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Collection Speer Collection
Catalog Number 1999.0001.1200
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 was used with one hand for grinding and was shouldered but not shaped in construction. It is circular in shape and is brown and weak red in color. This stone is fire affected. The material is sandstone with quartz. It is fine to medium grained and angular.

This grinding or milling stone's ventral side is smooth with a weak red color (staining?). Its dorsal side is smooth . Striations appearing on the surface suggest that this mano was used in an undulating or back and forth movement

Dimensions:
Length - 3.757", Width - 3.483", Depth/Thickness - 1.846", Weight - 1.422 lbs.
Provenance Found within the local San Diego County region, collected 1910-1950.
Date Late Prehistoric (1300-800 YA)LP
Material Sandstone
Culture Kumeyaay / DiegueƱo
Place of Origin San Diego County
Caption Dorsal view