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Plummet

Object Number:97-563-10721
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Red Paint People
Provenience: North America
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: 3.4 cm
Length: 8.6 cm
Width: 3.4 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-563-10721 - Old Museum Number
28790 - ANSP Number

Description

This object is a lithic and is 3 ⅖ inches long. Both the ANSP and loan numbers are visible on the base of the lithic. The lithic is round and symmetrical, but narrows to a knob on one end. There is a chip in the base. It is gray with a bit of orange stain and natural black stains near the numbers.

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