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Notes on the Banner Stone, With Some Inquiries as to its Purpose

TitleNotes on the Banner Stone, With Some Inquiries as to its Purpose
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1917
AuthorsPARKER, A. C.
JournalNew York State Museum Bulletin
Volume196
Pages165-176
Place PublishedAlbany
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

J. Whittaker: Found just before and after white man, in villages and mounds [incorrect info].
Experiment: winged form serves like fletching on spear, works also as spindle whorl in drilling.
Perhaps part of effigy bird forms associated with fire and lightning, maybe head ornament as on copper cut-out of falcon dancer from mound.
Moore's "mesh spacer" theory also possible, also idea of atlatl weight.
Manufacture described from specimens.

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