|'Iipay Aa Name||'ehpii|
A rectangular, whole, portable grinding stone platform with a depression, also known as a basin metate. The color is a light gray, granitic (granite) with fine grain including muscovite mica and larger brown inclusions. It has a central basin that was formed by undulating, back and forth, grinding movements typically with a hand-held grinding stone, called a mano.
This grinding or milling stone's ventral platform is polished to a depression, the basin, that is 1 inch (2.4 cm) deep, 7 1/2 inches (18.5 cm) wide and 15 inches (38 cm) long. Construction of the stone created a smooth rectangular surface. The dorsal side of the stone is curved with a flatter, stable base.
Length - 17.165", Width - 10.944", Height - 5.078", Weight - 55 lbs.
|Provenance||This artifact was found within the local San Diego County region, 1910-1950.|
|Date||Late Prehistoric (1300-800 YA)|
|Culture||Kumeyaay / Diegueño|
|Place of Origin||CA|
|Caption||Metate, basin, granitic. Ventral horizontal view, side A.|