NMNH A6212

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About this Bannerstone

BA#

62

Catalog or Accession #

A6212

Date Studied

6/11/19

Bannerstone Type

Material

Perforation

Condition

Provenance/Provenience

Saratoga, Saratoga County, New York. Collected by Dr. Hubbard, donated by Colonel Ezekiel Jewett, May 18th, 1868

Location

Color

Dark greenish gray with greenish black and yellowish gray banding

Width (cm)

3.4

Height (cm)

8

Diameter of Perforation (cm)

1.4

Depth at Perforation/or Widest Point (cm)

2

Depth at Edge (cm)

0.4

Weight (g)

90.5

Notes

This Tube bannerstone is chipped and worn at both perforation edges and scratched over the entire surface. The lighter yellowish gray banding has a luminous quality especially on the oval side of the stone. In the NMNH manuscript it is identified as used “for straightening of arrows.”

Date

6000-1000 BCE

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Images may be downloaded and used freely for teaching and personal use. Include the credit line “© Anna Blume, 2019, Courtesy of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution” along with the object’s Catalog Number. Publishing of images is permitted with additional permission from the NMNH. For additional publishing questions, contact [email protected]

Citation

“NMNH A6212,” FIT Archaic Bannerstone Project, accessed September 17, 2021, https://bannerstone.fitnyc.edu/items/show/219.

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