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Shaped Grooved Abrader

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Cultural Period: Ancestral Puebloan, Atsinna Pueblo (A.D. 1275 – mid-1300s)

Description: Shaped abrading stone with two working surfaces. One surface has a transverse groove with a rounded bottom and red pigment stains. The other surface has two v-shaped longitudinal grooves remaining, and broken on a third. A fourth thin and relatively shallow groove crosses the others perpendicularly.

Dimensions: L 13.3, W 8.4, T 3.7 CM.

Provenience: LA 99 (Atsinna Pueblo), RM 11, FILL.

Collection: National Park Service, El Morro.

Randy Sullivan, NPS Digital Team Photographer
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