NMNH A7122

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About this Bannerstone

BA#

63

Catalog or Accession #

A7122

Date Studied

6/11/19

Bannerstone Type

Material

Perforation

Condition

Provenance/Provenience

Glen Wallace Farm, Madison County, Virginia. Donated by Dr. A. G. Grinnan December 4th, 1868.

Location

Color

Grayish olive green with dusky yellow green veins with areas of rust and cloudy white

Width (cm)

17.4

Height (cm)

3.9

Diameter of Perforation (cm)

1.2

Depth at Perforation/or Widest Point (cm)

2.4

Depth at Edge (cm)

0.3

Weight (g)

1879

Notes

This Curved Pick bannerstone is finely carved and highly polished with one tip broken with no patina along the surface of the break suggesting that the break might have occurred in the 19th c. when the stone was found. There is also a curved gash along the surface of one side similar to the gash on AMNH 13/105; both gashes may have been inadvertently caused by metal agricultural tools. Madison Co Va A. G. Grinnan is written on the stone.

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 A7122,” FIT Archaic Bannerstone Project, accessed July 27, 2021, https://bannerstone.fitnyc.edu/items/show/220.

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