NMNH A115871

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About this Bannerstone

BA#

80

Catalog or Accession #

A115871

Date Studied

6/11/19

Bannerstone Type

Perforation

Condition

Provenance/Provenience

Rhea County, Tennessee. Accessioned September 3rd, 1886 from the Bureau of Ethnology

Location

Color

Dusky bluish green with bright flecks of off-white and light reddish-brown

Width (cm)

8.4

Height (cm)

4.3

Diameter of Perforation (cm)

1.5

Depth at Perforation/or Widest Point (cm)

2.3

Depth at Edge (cm)

0.4

Weight (g)

128.3

Notes

This Crescent bannerstone has signs of wear at the perforations and a prominent gash on one side similar to that on NMNH A7122. A slight indentation is craved and smoothed on one side of the stone centered on perforation. This is one of several bannerstones stolen from the NMNH collection sometime between 1972 and 1979 and then anomalously returned in the mail in 1995. Pagodite or Agalmatolite” is written in the ascension manuscript. Upon closer analysis this appears to be a Pyrophyllite rock.

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 A115871,” FIT Archaic Bannerstone Project, accessed January 20, 2021, https://bannerstone.fitnyc.edu/items/show/237.

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