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Shaman Mortar & Pestle, San Nicolas Island, Southern California, 19th C. Find

Shaman Mortar & Pestle,  San Nicolas Island,  Southern California,  19th C.  Find Native American photo   Category : Ethnographic > Native American
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Uploaded by ickyvickyvallo on Jun 18, 2017
        
Known Information
Category : Ethnographic > Native AmericanItem Id: 191994
Color: BrownMaterial: Stone
Maker: Prehistoric indigenous people of S. CaliforniaOriginal/Reproduction: Original
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Length7 ½”
Width5 ¼”
Height1 ¾”
Length3 ½”
Width2”
Weight9.6 oz
SHAMAN MORTAR & PESTLECeremonial, SAN NICOLAS ISLAND, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, 19th Century Find
Weight4 lbs 1.1 oz
This is a shaman mortar and pestle from this same 19th century site
Shamans would use these mortar and pestles to prepare various poultices made of herbs and roots
They were NOT used for utilitarian/food preparation
But before that time, in the late 19th early 20th century the island was a
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