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Collection Speer Collection
Catalog Number 1999.0001.1190
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 and shouldered in construction. It is subangular to rounded in shape. The stone material is sandstone with lots of quartz grains. It is medium grained.

This grinding or milling stone's ventral side is flat and smooth with some spots of dark staining. Its dorsal side is more rounded and uneven. Striations appearing on the surface suggest that this mano was used in an undulating or back and forth movement.

Dimensions:
Length - 4.488", Width - 3.425", Height/Thickness - 2.047", Weight - 1.653 lbs.
Provenance This artifact was 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 CA
Caption Dorsal view