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Incised Argillite Paint Mortar

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Description: Argillite paint mortar with 27 vertical exterior grooves (each 2 mm wide by 2 mm deep). A black substance adheres to the interior of the mortar, which was at one time well polished all around. A large piece of the base has broken and been mended.

Dimensions: Diam. 7.2 x Base 5.5 x Depth 1.9 cm.

Collection: On display at the Tuzigoot National Monument Visitor Center (catalog card).

Author
Ryan Belnap/Monica Saaty, Bilby Research Center, Northern Arizona University
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