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Whetstone (uncertain)

Object Number:67-33-22
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Solomon Islands
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Feru I
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Stone
Length: 10.3 cm
Width: 9.9 cm
Thickness: 1.5 cm
Credit Line:Solomon Islands Expedition, William H. Davenport, 1967

Description

Red flat stone, approximately 10 X 10 cm. Possible whetstone (aikare) for sharpening shell scrapers and chalcedony blades. This type of stone is not found on Santa Ana. Excavated by W.H. Davenport in 1966.

Bibliography:

[Article] Davenport, William H. Oct 1972. "Preliminary Excavations on Santa Ana Island, Eastern Solomon Islands". Archaeology and Physical Anthropology in Oceania. Vol. VII, No. 3. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 174View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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