NMNH A34419

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About this Bannerstone

BA#

69

Catalog or Accession #

A34419

Date Studied

6/11/19

Bannerstone Type

Material

Perforation

Condition

Provenance/Provenience

Near Plantersville, Morehouse County, Louisiana. Donated Dr. Ben H. Broadnax on December 6th, 1878

Location

Color

Clear crystal with pale brown patina

Width (cm)

7.4

Height (cm)

5.2

Diameter of Perforation (cm)

n/a

Depth at Perforation/or Widest Point (cm)

2.7

Depth at Edge (cm)

0.6

Weight (g)

117.7

Notes

This is a rare rock crystal Quartz Butterfly bannerstone that is only partially completed. There is no perforation and there are signs of pecking on the surface filled with a light brown patina. One edge is chipped exposing the bright translucent crystal. This bannerstone is one of twenty-nine archaeological objects found in the area of Plantersville and donated by Dr. Ben H. Broadnax who was a physician specializing in treating burns caused by expanding railroad work. Plantersville La Brodnax 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 A34419,” FIT Archaic Bannerstone Project, accessed December 9, 2021, https://bannerstone.fitnyc.edu/items/show/226.

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