Birdstone - ROM2013_13496_4

ROM2013_13496_4

Birdstone

Medium:Banded slate
Geography: Dufferin Grove, Toronto, ON
Date: 2000 BCE-100 CE
Period: Late Archaic - Early Woodland period
Object number: NS130
Credit Line: Gift of G. Carter
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionBirdstones are enigmatic objects found in the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada. Their purpose remains unkown, but some scholars suggest that they served as part of spearthrowers (or atl-atls).
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