NMNH A61058

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About this Bannerstone

BA#

73

Catalog or Accession #

A61058

Date Studied

6/11/19

Bannerstone Type

Perforation

Condition

Provenance/Provenience

Tomoka Creek, Volusa County, Florida. Excavated by A.E. Douglass. This cast entered into the NMNH collection on February 10th, 1883.

Location

Color

Light olive gray with flecks of black and white

Width (cm)

12.6

Height (cm)

10.6

Diameter of Perforation (cm)

1.3

Depth at Perforation/or Widest Point (cm)

2.2

Depth at Edge (cm)

0.3

Weight (g)

108.6

Notes

This is a cast of a now lost bannerstone originally excavated along with seven other bannerstones by A. E. Douglass in 1871. Published in “A Find of Ceremonial Axes in a Florida Mound,” The American Antiquarian (1882): 100-109; and in Bruce John Piatek, “The Tomoka Mound Complex in Northeastern Florida,” Southeastern Archaeology Winter (1994) 109-118. All eight bannerstones were loaned to the NMNH on December 4th 1881 and retuned to Douglass on March 13th, 1882. Only three of the eight casts were entered into the NMNH collection. Florida is written on the cast that is chipped in a few places revealing the plaster beneath the painted surface. Diorite is written in the manuscript. This bannerstone is very similar to AMNH D/142. The diameter of the perforation of this stone is smaller and there is no dark brown band 1.6 cm from the edge, a detail the cast makers would most likely have included had this been a cast of D/142.

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 A61058,” FIT Archaic Bannerstone Project, accessed September 17, 2021, https://bannerstone.fitnyc.edu/items/show/230.

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