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Bannerstones of the North American Indian

TitleBannerstones of the North American Indian
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsKNOBLOCK, B. W.
CityDavenport
PublisherGustavs Library Reprints
Number of Pages596
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

J. Whittaker: Reprinted 1965? Original 1939. Mostly plates, a few color. Primarily typology + illustrations, of perforated bannerstones only.
Discusses manufacture, good illustrations of unfinished specimens, some experiments in drilling.
Prefers ceremonial or ornamental use theory, tribal symbols, but includes some others, e.g. section on Indian Knoll and Moore's theory that antler hooks were netting needles, bannerstones were mesh spacers, which he likes. Also letter from Webb arguing for atlatl part theory, which he questions, and says even if some were on atlatls, ceremonial importance was foremost.

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