Bannerstones of the North American Indian

Author(s): Byron W Knoblock

Year: 2008


J. Whittaker: Reprinted 1965? Original 1939. Mostly plates, a few color. Primarily typology + illustrations, of perforated bannerstones only.

Discusses manufacture, good illustrations of unfinished specimens, some experiments in drilling.

Prefers ceremonial or ornamental use theory, tribal symbols, but includes some others, e.g. section on Indian Knoll and Moore's theory that antler hooks were netting needles, bannerstones were mesh spacers, which he likes. Also letter from Webb arguing for atlatl part theory, which he questions, and says even if some were on atlatls, ceremonial importance was foremost.

Cite this Record

Bannerstones of the North American Indian. Byron W Knoblock. Davenport: Gustavs Library Reprints. 2008 ( tDAR id: 423375)

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Atlatl Hunting Weapon

Geographic Keywords

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

Record Identifiers

ExArc Id(s): 10186


Rights & Attribution: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.