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    West Coast Guy Here

    I enjoy seeing everything you guys post up but hardly ever see anything from my direction out west posted. So here's a couple pestles that I found last year while bowhunting hogs. The long grey round pestle is from the Yokut indian tribe located in west/central California. They used it for grinding acorns. The Whiteash one which I can't figure out has a squared shape to it, instead of be rounded like the grey one. Any ideas?

    Thanks for looking.
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    Re: West Coast Guy Here

    Welcome sir. Very nice to see the ancient artifacts of North America. Pestles are such great finds considering they were such a part of every day life and used by so many people in the group.
    Thanks for sharing.
    TnMtns
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    Re: West Coast Guy Here

    An artifact like a pestle took a lot more work to make, would have been much harder to replace, and was probably much more important to the tribe than your average arrowhead, congrats of a couple of nice examples.

    Joshua

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    Re: West Coast Guy Here

    Quote Originally Posted by joshuaream
    An artifact like a pestle took a lot more work to make, would have been much harder to replace, and was probably much more important to the tribe than your average arrowhead, congrats of a couple of nice examples.

    Joshua
    Well said
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    Re: West Coast Guy Here


    Hi there Lurediver, sorry about the late response ,.. I work out of town ,and ..........!
    Anyway ,you have a fine pestle and mano there . The mano [one in question] is bit of a hybrid ,. Typical kali thing ,hybrids and all . If you like to learn a bit more about California Mano’s and such , I wrote a post a while back titled “The Mano , the other hard-stone tool” . You can find this post on page 20 here [American Indian Artifacts Forum] , last posted Aug 13 2008 . I would like too just link ya to it , .. But I have “issue’s “ at linking ,. But I feel I’m just one click away from mastering it ??
    And your right ,... not many of us Californian’s on here ,.. And maybe for good reason ,.. WE live in Cali .... ...!!
    Blindpig

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    Re: West Coast Guy Here


    I had to go check out that post, so while I was there...

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,173375.0.html

    Blindpig, there is a button up above the smiley faces with a globe and a piece of paper. Click that and you'll get [ url] [/url ], paste the webside between those and you'll be good to go.

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    Re: West Coast Guy Here

    Blindpig thanks for the info, I enjoyed reading your write-up on the mano.

    Where in Cali are you located?

    ~LD

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    Re: West Coast Guy Here

    Are the square shaped ones, or the ones with straight sides, used more for rubbing, or a rubbing back and forth motion? The two I have found, and one given to me are square sided. It seems to me they were used on a flat surface, if even used at all? The motion I associate with a pestle, would not cause this straight surface, would it?

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    Re: West Coast Guy Here


    Hay Lurediver , glad you enjoyed it !
    For the most part ,my collection is from N. San Diego & S.W. Riverside County . I live in San Diego County ,.. My address is .........h.hayyy , wait a minite there ,,..didn’t you say you where a “PIG’ hunt’n there when you found your mano & pestle,....Man ,near got my own bacon fried there .. ..!!!
    Joshuaream , thanks for help’n an O’ Blindpig see!!
    Naturegirl , I think the one’s with “sides” where used more for “rubbing” [some pounding] ,.. Sometimes ,”back & forth” but out here in cali at lest , more of a “down&around” motion ,.. But just an idea of mine .
    Thanks ,. Blindpig

 

 

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