Brusa, Betty War
July 1975
Salinan Indians of California;1975, p30
Book Chapter
This chapter describes the stone works of Salinan Indians. Many mortars and pestles of various sizes anal shapes have been recovered throughout the Salinan territory. Some are of irregular shape, others have a rounded exterior, and some are of a truncated-cone shape. Making mortars by attaching basket-hoppers to unworked boulders was possibly the method used by the Salinans. Tiny mortars are also found in the area. They vary from six to eighteen centimeters in diameter, and are made of sandstone of various degrees of hardness. Pestles and mullers were probably used for the same purpose. They varied from twenty to twenty-five centimeters in length.


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