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Mortars and pestles were used to crush parched corn into fine meal for traveling food and for use in stews, cakes, breads. This mortar and pestle is made of steatite or soapstone which is easier to shape than many other stones. Wooden mortars and pestles were also used but like other perishable materials, these were less likely to survive.


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creator   Native American
location   Unknown
item type   Household Goods/Food Processing Tools & Equipment
accession #   #1985.0691

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