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Bannerstones are weight added to the atlatl shaft to increase the propulsion of the dart point thrown by the atlatl (spearthrower). They are typical of the Late Archaic period and are often made of banded slate. This bannerstone was made in a geniculate style, meaning it is bent as a sharp angle. It has an oval hole for attaching the bannerstone to the atlatl shaft. The bannerstone was found in Elk County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1959.

Date: 3000-2000 BCE

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Item Number: 446157
Call Number: 14EK 59.188.490 Hamilton Shaffer donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 446157

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