Anyone Recognize this Artifact?

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Anyone Recognize this Artifact?

Post Number:#1  Postby Whyte Eagle » Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:37 pm

This artifact was reported to be found in North America and to be Pre-Columbian ... Does anyone recognize what it is?

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Re: Anyone Recognize this Artifact?

Post Number:#2  Postby Uley Bauer » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:19 pm

Have a vague idea of what it should be. It could be an "Attala Banner stone." I does look similar to others I've seen in pictures of the mound builders. From all accounts there were many of these made before the coming of the bow and arrow. The added weight on the throwing stick gave it an advantage to sending the projectile (spear) further down range.
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Re: Anyone Recognize this Artifact?

Post Number:#3  Postby Kanabite » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:21 pm

how big? or little i should say, is it?
looks like an Anasazi pipe , but the shape of it escapes me
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Re: Anyone Recognize this Artifact?

Post Number:#4  Postby Uley Bauer » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:38 pm

Atila banner stone would be my best guess!
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Re: Anyone Recognize this Artifact?

Post Number:#5  Postby KsTHer » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:42 pm

I agree with Uley. The Atilla Banner Stone photos are very similar to the photo here. Their use as weights on atlatls makes sense especially when understood that their use predates Bow and Arrow. Thanks, Uley. I learned something new in your posts. Until now, I had never heard of Atilla Banner Stones.
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