Birdstone ("pop-eyed") - ROM2005_5749_1

ROM2005_5749_1

Birdstone ("pop-eyed")

Medium:Slate
Geography: Ontario, Canada
Date: 1000 BC-500 AD
Period: Late Archaic-Middle Woodland (2500 BC-800 AD)
Dimensions:
2.2 × 9.9 cm
Object number: HD7412
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionThis object, known by archaeologists as a "birdstone," is made of banded slate. The function of these objects is still debated, but some archaeologists think that they were used as part of spear throwers or "atl-atls."
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