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A Preliminary Report on the So-Called "Bannerstones"

TitleA Preliminary Report on the So-Called "Bannerstones"
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1921
AuthorsBAER, J L.
JournalAmerican Anthropologist
Volume23
Issue4
Pages445-459
PublisherAmerican Anthropological Association
Place PublishedMenasha
Type of Articlearticle
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISSN Number0002-7294
Abstract

J. Whittaker: C.C. Abbott responsible for term "bannerstone". 3 bannerstones with short stone shafts from NC, one pictured [can't tell if hole goes all the way through]
Describes manufacture process from site in PA: slate blocked out, pecked, scraped, drilled, polished. Experiments by McGuire suggest 10.5 hrs for all that.
Fragile, unsharpened, no practical use: "mounted upon handles for ceremonial use".