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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Native American; American Indian
Title:Mortar
Type:Food Processing
Materials:Stone
Place Made:North America; United States
Measurements:overall: 1.5938 x 1.5313 x 1 1/8 in.; 4.0483 x 3.8895 x 2.8575 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK K.A.8.a.4
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
Museum Collection:  The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College
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Description:
Small stone mortar, light gray and circular. Deeply ground out. These tiny mortars may have been used for mixing dyes or war paint.

Tags:
indigenous people; Native American; archaeology

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