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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Native American; American Indian
Title:Plummets
Materials:Sandstone; Granite
Place Made:North America; United States; Massachusetts; Marblehead
Measurements:Overall: 3 3/8 in x 1 11/16 in x 1 1/4 in; 8.6 cm x 4.3 cm x 3.2 cm
Accession Number:  MH 109.F.1-3
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Sandstone and granite sinkers used on fishnets. 1) Oval shaped sandstone sinker with narrow spherical top on one side. Beige line around object. 2) Oval shaped dark gray sinker, slightly concave on the lower half of one side. Narrower top with circular head where the line was tied on. 3) Net weight fragment.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; Native American; indigenous people

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