NMNH A61059

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About this Bannerstone

BA#

74

Catalog or Accession #

A61059

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

Medium light gray

Width (cm)

9.6

Height (cm)

8.8

Diameter of Perforation (cm)

1.2

Depth at Perforation/or Widest Point (cm)

2

Depth at Edge (cm)

0.3

Weight (g)

99.3

Notes

This is a cast of a bannerstone currently in the AMNH collection (D/146) 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 carefully painted to resemble in the original in shape, size, color, and diorite stone of the original.

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 bannerstone@fitnyc.edu

Citation

“NMNH A61059,” FIT Archaic Bannerstone Project, accessed January 19, 2021, https://bannerstone.fitnyc.edu/items/show/231.

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