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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Native American; American Indian
Title:Pestle
Type:Food Processing
Materials:Stone
Place Made:North America; United States
Measurements:overall: 4.4688 x 4 x 2.8438 in.; 11.3508 x 10.16 x 7.2233 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK K.A.8.b.10
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:
Dark gray stone pestle, roughly circular. Ground flat on one side from use. A comfortable fit for the hand, this pestle was used with mortar, no. KA8a.3, for grinding corn.

Tags:
indigenous people; Native American; archaeology

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