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Plummet

Object Number:97-563-10713
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Red Paint People
Provenience: United States of America
Maine
Hancock County (Maine)
Mount Desert (uncertain)
Blue Hill (uncertain)
Culture Area: Northeast Culture Area
Locus: grave
Period: Late Archaic
Maritime Archaic
Moorehead Phase
Date Made: 3000 BCE - 1000 BCE
Section:American
Materials:Serpentine
Technique:Pecked
Height: 3.1 cm
Length: 8 cm
Width: 4.1 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-563-10713 - Old Museum Number
28781 - ANSP Number

Description

This object is a lithic and is three inches long. Both the ANSP and loan numbers are visible on one flat face. The rest of the lithic is chipped, pecked, and rounded. The lithic is asymmetrical and narrows to a rounded tip on one end and a knob with a gouge around it on the other. There are irregular and random smooth patches on the lithic; one near the knob, and another near the base. The lithic is brownish-gray on the flat face and brownish-gray speckled with pink and white stains on the rounded parts.

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