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Catalog Number

CAS 2018-0001-0001   CAS 2018-0001-0001; Mortar
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Mortar
Culture Karuk or Shasta
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data Mt. Shasta vicinity
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name N/A
Materials Stone: basalt (scoria)
Description Basin mortar made from a large irregularly shaped rock; Relatively deep depression has been pecked into upper surface of mortar on one face for grinding; Original pocked surfaces of raw material are still visible overall; Color is light to dark gray; Collected by biologist and naturalist Joseph S. Dixon (1884-1952), prior to 1920.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.2, Width = 25.4, Length = 32.8

Catalog Number

CAS 2018-0001-0002   CAS 2018-0001-0002; Pestle
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Pestle
Culture Karuk or Shasta
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data Mt. Shasta vicinity
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name N/A
Materials Stone: basalt (pumice)
Description Stone pestle made of extremely light pumice basalt; Roughly conical with flat base; Original pocked surfaces of raw materials are still visible overall; Overall color is light to dark gray; Collected by biologist and naturalist Joseph S. Dixon (1884-1952), prior to 1920.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 18.7, Width = 12.4, Length = 13.6
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