First Mano

LandSeig

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I found this mano on a gravel bar in southwest Missouri. It cleaned up really nice. It’s my first large N/A artifact.
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KSDirtfisher77

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May I ask what mano is? I'm trying to pick up a thing or two from your guys knowledge. Thanks.
 

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May I ask what mano is? I'm trying to pick up a thing or two from your guys knowledge. Thanks.
A mano (meaning hand) is the stone used with a metate to grind seeds and things into powder or meal.
 

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Doesn't look like manos I'm familiar with, but different parts of the country had different styles. Is that flat side the wear side?
 
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LandSeig

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It has shaping ground surfaces on the top and sides (pic 5,7), but it is ground flat on the bottom with a slight bow from use. You can see the scour lines forming slight arcs in the bottom from a twisting motion (pic 1,2,8). It also has some crushing damage on the large end as well.
 

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