Bannerstone

Bannerstone collected by Charles Comins (1863-1936) in the area of the Sunderland/Hadley town line.
Known provenance:
Surface collected by Hadley resident Charles Comins in the area of the Sunderland/Hadley town line.
Given to Daughter Olive Comins.
Given to Sons James and William Hubbard.
Donated to the Swampfield Historical Society around 2010.

Archeologists widely believe Bannerstones to be used as a weight attached to the Atladl, a type of wooden handle used to throw spears.
A similar Bannerstone can be found in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. That stone was found in Palmer Massachusetts in 1875 and is similar in size, shape and color.
It can be viewed on the website of the Archaic Bannerstone Project: https://bannerstone.fitnyc.edu/, Item number AMNHT /285.

Date

About 3000-8000 years old.

Format

Conglomerate/Granite-like stone.

Source

Brothers James and William Hubbard.

Citation

Attributed to the indigenous people of present day Sunderland/Hadley., “Bannerstone,” Swampfield Historical Society, accessed May 25, 2024, https://swampfieldhistorical.org/items/show/256.

Title

Bannerstone

Description

Bannerstone collected by Charles Comins (1863-1936) in the area of the Sunderland/Hadley town line.
Known provenance:
Surface collected by Hadley resident Charles Comins in the area of the Sunderland/Hadley town line.
Given to Daughter Olive Comins.
Given to Sons James and William Hubbard.
Donated to the Swampfield Historical Society around 2010.

Archeologists widely believe Bannerstones to be used as a weight attached to the Atladl, a type of wooden handle used to throw spears.
A similar Bannerstone can be found in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. That stone was found in Palmer Massachusetts in 1875 and is similar in size, shape and color.
It can be viewed on the website of the Archaic Bannerstone Project: https://bannerstone.fitnyc.edu/, Item number AMNHT /285.

Creator

Attributed to the indigenous people of present day Sunderland/Hadley.

Source

Brothers James and William Hubbard.

Date

About 3000-8000 years old.

Relation

https://bannerstone.fitnyc.edu/

Format

Conglomerate/Granite-like stone.

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