STONE MORTAR (BOWL) & PESTLE, COLUMBIA RIVER, near THE DALLES, OREGON
STONE MORTAR (BOWL) & PESTLE, COLUMBIA RIVER, near. Several years ago I came upon an Oregon collection with several stone bowls (mortars) and associated pestles. Various size mortars from this collection have been listed in the past. This listing describes the latest for this site. This magnificent bowl, carved from volcanic stone, was uncovered by early settlers to the region. A cache of stone tools/implements was found near an area of two rapids located at the Big Eddy area just upstream of todays city of The Dalles. The artifacts, including this intriguing stone bowl were passed along to various non-family members until recently acquired by this site. The bowl was carved out of a gray, volcanic stone typically found in the region. This artifact is noteworthy due to the form and shape of the bowl. Evidence of formation pecking is noticeable throughout. The associated pestle is long, thick and heftyexactly the right combination for crushing/grinding. Slight soil abrasions, minor dings and pebble-scratches. The artifact is in the exact condition of acquisitionit has not been washed or brushed. During the construction of The Dalles Dam and farther upstream, buried under gravel deposits laid down almost 13,000 years ago, early workers found evidence of a buried hearthrevealing that ancient people have been in the region since at least that time, if not before. Lewis, Cark and company witnessed encountered many different cultures all speaking different languagescausing some interesting communication gaffes. In essence the later tribes living in the region focused on the yearly salmon runs to provide a major food source. Salmon was used in a variety of ways. Grilled, boiled, ground down into paste/mixed with local vegetables, herbs and more. This stone bowl no doubt, was used to crush/grind various substances. The item "STONE MORTAR (BOWL) & PESTLE, COLUMBIA RIVER, near THE DALLES, OREGON" is in sale since Thursday, September 01, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "saltrento" and is located in Erie, 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, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.
- Color: Grey-Brown
- Maker: Prehistoric indigeous people of Oregon
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Material: Stone