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An Unusual Bannerstone Feature

by Steven R. Cooper

Central States Archaeological Societies 2008 April Journal

This banner was pictured in the July 2007 CSAJ (Volume 54., Number 3 Page 125 ) However, the back side has never been shown. As can easily be observed, the hole has been broken out. The hole shows signs of copper residue, as if a copper rod or tube was inserted at one time. In a conversation with David Lutz, author of The Archaic Bannerstone, he mentioned that this was the first time he had observed this in a bannerstone hole. Is it a unique specimen or something that just hasn't been observed before? Perhaps there are others out there? It's time to start looking at the perforations of bannerstones in a new way and see if there are really some new discoveries.


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