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Bannerstone, Prehistoric

Stone
1 1/2 × 1 1/2 in
3.8 × 3.8 cm
Permanent collection
location
Philadelphia
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Penn Museum
Philadelphia
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Stone tools and ornaments were made by flaking or grinding. This bannerstone is an example of …

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Stone tools and ornaments were made by flaking or grinding. This bannerstone is an example of groundstone technology. Archaeologists are still debating how pieces like this may have been used, but the art form likely had ceremonial importance. This bannerstone is 3.8 cm (height) by 3.8 cm (width) by 10.5 cm (length).

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Stone tools and ornaments were made by flaking or grinding. This bannerstone is an example of …

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Stone tools and ornaments were made by flaking or grinding. This bannerstone is an example of groundstone technology. Archaeologists are still debating how pieces like this may have been used, but the art form likely had ceremonial importance. This bannerstone is 3.8 cm (height) by 3.8 cm (width) by 10.5 cm (length).

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Unknown Artist

Bannerstone, Prehistoric

Stone
1 1/2 × 1 1/2 in
3.8 × 3.8 cm
Permanent collection
location
Philadelphia
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