AMNH 9/34

About this Bannerstone

BA#

16

Catalog or Accession #

9/34

Date Studied

10/18/2016

Bannerstone Type

Material

Perforation

Condition

Provenance/Provenience

Ohio, donor A.C. Williams

Color

Olive gray with dark greenish gray banding

Width (cm)

6.7

Height (cm)

13.8

Diameter of Perforation (cm)

1.9

Depth at Perforation/or Widest Point (cm)

n/a

Depth at Edge (cm)

0.2

Weight (g)

99.9

Notes

This bannerstone is broken at perforation either because the stone is weakest at this point or because it was intentionally broken as is common with bannerstones at the time of their burial. As is common with the geniculate shape, the perforation is oval rather than circular. Carving and banding are elegantly aligned, with smooth polished surface. The perforation made was with a combination of drilling and scraping to achieve the oval shape.

Date

-6000 to -1000

Rights

Images may be downloaded and used freely for teaching and personal use. Include the credit line “© Anna Blume, 2017, Courtesy of the Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History” along with the object’s Catalog Number. Publishing of images is permitted with additional permission from the AMNH. For additional publishing questions, contact bannerstone@fitnyc.edu

Citation

“AMNH 9/34,” FIT Archaic Bannerstone Project, accessed February 21, 2019, https://bannerstone.fitnyc.edu/items/show/77.

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