Object Record

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Collection Speer Collection
Catalog Number 1999.0001.1164
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 somewhat shaped in construction with little shouldering; it had some use. It is circular in shape. The stone material is a granitic (granodiorite) with muscovite mica and an area of dark rusting inclusion. It is fine grained.

This grinding or milling stone ventral side is darkened from some use. This grinding stone dorsal side is lighter and smooth. 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 suggest light use except in one area. The stone appears to be lightly pecked ventral surface; pecking increases the grinding surface for greater traction.

Length - 3.149", Width - 3.149", Height - 1.732", Weight - 0.934 lbs
Provenance This artifact was found within the local San Diego County region, 1910-1950.
Date Late Prehistoric (1300-800 YA)
Material Granitic
Culture Kumeyaay / DiegueƱo
Place of Origin San Diego County
Caption Mano, granitic: ventral view, side A (working surface).