NMNH A173605

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About this Bannerstone

BA#

85

Catalog or Accession #

A173605

Date Studied

6/11/19

Bannerstone Type

Material

Perforation

Condition

Provenance/Provenience

Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia. Donated by D. J. Wilson on January 6th, 1897

Location

Color

Olive gray with greenish black banding and reddish brown patina

Width (cm)

18.3

Height (cm)

8.7

Diameter of Perforation (cm)

1.1

Depth at Perforation/or Widest Point (cm)

1.6

Depth at Edge (cm)

0.3

Weight (g)

186.5

Notes

This is a finely carved and polished Knobbed Lunate bannerstone with very delicately articulated knobs measuring 3.2cm. One of the knobs is broken with remnants of adhesive presumably used in the 19th century to reattach the now missing piece. There is a depression, or smoothed over gash, at the center of the stone on one side. The banding of the slate is barely perceptible beneath an overall coating of reddish-brown patina especially heavy at and under the carved knobs. Published in Knoblock (1939) Pl. 227, no. 5. W. Va B.J. Wilson 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 bannerstone@fitnyc.edu

Citation

“NMNH A173605,” FIT Archaic Bannerstone Project, accessed January 20, 2021, https://bannerstone.fitnyc.edu/items/show/242.

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