Geological Specimen: Limestone

1983.04.1034

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Artifact Identification Geological Specimen: Limestone   (1983.04.1034)
Classification/
Nomenclature
  1. Unclassifiable Artifacts
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Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Pre- Columbian
Culture N/A

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 7.1 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 2.9 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 0.7 cm
Weight 17 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Limestone
Manufacturing Processes Grinding
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

“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).

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography

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.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of Mrs. Reid Tombaugh
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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