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Plummet

Object Number:97-563-10715
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: 2.5 cm
Length: 6.4 cm
Width: 3.6 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-563-10715 - Old Museum Number
28783 - ANSP Number

Description

This object is a lithic and is 2 ½ inches long. Both the ANSP and loan numbers are visible, but dark and difficult to see. It is gray, irregular in shape, and narrows to a bulb with a small gouge around it. There are two main faces, but neither are flat. On one face, faint chisel marks appear in the form of thin, straight gouges running lengthwise. On the other face, there are three shallow pits in the base, and several other small divots.

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