Stone Tool: Grooved Plummet, hematite
|Artifact Identification||Stone Tool: Grooved Plummet, hematite (1983.04.0448)|
|Classification||Materials T&E : Multiple Use T&E for Materials : N/A|
|Geographic Location||America, North, United States, Illinois - LaSalle County|
|Period/Date||Archaic, Hopewell Tradition, Middle Woodland, Late Woodland, Prehistoric, 3500-600 BCE|
|Location||On Exhibitin the North America exhibit|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||5.2 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Diameter)||2.3 cm|
|Dimension 3 (N/A)||N/A|
|Measuring Remarks||Object is round.|
|Manufacturing Processes||Grinding, Incising|
|Munsell Color Information||Light Brown (7.5YR 6/4) -Light brown speckles. Moderate Yellow (2.5Y 7/6) -Label. Dark Gray to Black (N 2.5/ 4.6% R) -Dominant color.|
“Ornaments. Numerous varieties of ornaments are occasionally found. these include beads, earspools, discoidals, gorgets and plummets. They are sometimes made of exotic or nonlocal materials, indicating that they were not manufactured at the site and were obtained through trade. They may be found in a burial context as grave offerings on occasion, reflecting the status of the deceased... Possible uses for plummets are as net weights, ornaments or weights for bolas for capturing small animals or waterfowl“ (Turner and Hester, 251).
See 1983.04.0001. Turner, Ellen Sue and Thomas R. Hester. A Field guide to Stone Artifacts of Texas Indians. Texas Monthly Press: Austin. 1985.
|Credit Line/Dedication||Gift of Mrs. Reid Tombaugh|