A New Path to the Stone Age

Stone Mortar Project February 25, 2012

Filed under: Primitive Projects — stoneagepaths @ 7:33 AM
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Hi, I’ve recently picked up some nice stones at some of the beaches here in California and thought I would make a sandstone mortar using the grinding and pecking method.  Takes a lot of time and patience, but it is a really fun project. The Native Americans often used these to grind acorns, nuts and also paint pigments.  I will be posting the finished mortar in a few weeks I hope. Image


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