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Plummet

Object Number:97-563-10722
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:Stone
Technique:Pecked
Height: 2.6 cm
Length: 7.3 cm
Width: 3.3 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-563-10722 - Old Museum Number
28791 - ANSP Number

Description

This object is a lithic and is 2 ⅘ inches long. Both the ANSP and loan numbers are visible and are on the surface of a chipped area. It is asymmetrical, ovular, and narrows to a knob with a thin gouge around it on the end. There is a chip in the rounded surface, where the number is present. It is light brown with a small amount of red staining at the base.

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