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Object TitleWitmer Disc
Object Number:97-563-277
Current Location: Native American Voices
Currently On Display
Culture:Susquehannock
Provenience: United States of America
Pennsylvania
Lancaster County (Pennsylvania)
Witmer's Farm
Culture Area: Northeast Culture Area
Period: Historic
Date Made: 1700-1740
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1740
Section:American
Materials:Stone
Thickness: 5
Outside Diameter:10.5
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-563-277 - Old Museum Number
4607 - ANSP Number
907 - Collector Number

Description

Round black stone.

"Probably used in ceremonial" (H. Newell Wardle)

"A Susquehannock muller for crushing maize into meal. Very refined ones like this are found in women's graves." (John Witthoft)

This example was not recovered from a grave, however.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now (01 Mar 2014) View Objects in Exhibition

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