Birdstone (eyeless) - ROM2005_5755_1

ROM2005_5755_1

Birdstone (eyeless)

Medium:Slate
Geography: Ontario, Canada
Date: 1000-800 BC
Period: Late Archaic-Early Woodland (2500-300 BC)
Dimensions:
11.3 × 3.5 cm
Object number: NS109
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionKnown by archaeologists as "birdstones," objects like this one might have functioned as counter-weights for "atl-atls," or spear throwers.
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