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Collection Speer Collection
Catalog Number 1999.0001.1184
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 and shouldered by usewear. It is oval in shape. The stone material is a granitic with biotite mica. It is coarse grained.

This grinding or milling stone ventral side is heavily pecked. The dorsal side is lightly polished and pecked. 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 are mostly on ends. The stone appears to be heavily used and pecked on the most surfaces; pecking increases the grinding surface for greater traction.

Length - 5.157", Width - 4.370", Height - 2.125", Weight - 2.865 lbs

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