Winged bannerstone - ROM2005_5756_1


Winged bannerstone

Geography: Ontario, Canada
Date: 3500-2500 BC
Period: Middle Archaic (6000-2500 BC)
5.9 × 14.9 cm
Object number: NS189
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionArchaeologists call objects like this one, "bannerstones." Their precise function is still debated, but some believe they functioned as counter-weights for spear-throwers or "atl-atls."
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