MORTAR, (STONE BOWL) & PESTLE, 22+ LBS. Salmon Creek, Bodega Bay, California. Weight: 22 lbs 9.6 oz. Weight: 3 lbs 14 oz.
Uncovered in the 19th century along the banks of Salmon Creek, just north of Bodega Bay, California, this gorgeous stone mortar and pestel has remained in an outbuilding until recently acquired. A deep and wide stone-hole depression, suggesting GREAT AGE over MULTIPLE GENERATIONS. Abrasions, dings, ancient rim chip. This bowl has resided in its form for well over a 1000 years.
Before the arrival of European settlers the area was occupied for thousands of years by the coastal Miwok Native Americans, whose village of Pulya-lakum was formerly located near the mouth of Salmon Creek. The size, weight and depression bowl, suggests a tribal-use mortara mortar used by many people in the village. These types of communal mortars were kept in place near a water source (Salmon Creek) and covered/left as the Miwoks moved with migrating animals, until returning to the creek area again. The mortar/pestle would be dug up and used to crush/grind plant and bone/animal matter.The item "MORTAR, (STONE BOWL) & PESTLE, 22+ LBS, Salmon Creek, Bodega Bay, California" is in sale since Wednesday, February 10, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "saltrento" and is located in Lafayette, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, ZA, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, TR, CL, CO, CR, PA, TT, GT, HN, JM.