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Plummet

Object Number:97-563-10727
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: 3.2 cm
Length: 10.4 cm
Width: 3.4 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-563-10727 - Old Museum Number
28798 - ANSP Number

Description

This object is a lithic and is four inches long. Both the ANSP and loan numbers are visible and placed on the base of the lithic. It is dark gray, symmetrical, and smooth, to the point of the lithic being shiny. It tapers to a rounded tip on one end and rounded tip with a pierced hole on another. There are two horizontal carving marks visible.

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