Pop-eyed birdstone - ROM2003_833_2

ROM2003_833_2

Pop-eyed birdstone

Medium:Stone
Geography: Flamborough West, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada
Date: 1000 BC-500 AD
Period: Late Archaic-Initial Woodland
Dimensions:
4.2 × 12.2 cm
Object number: HD860
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 atlatls).
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