Jun 24, 2012, 01:41 AM
DUBBLE GROOVED PLUMET off my list
got rained on alot today. but well worth it.
Jun 24, 2012 01:41 AM
Jun 24, 2012, 05:11 AM
what were plummets used for?
Jun 24, 2012, 07:40 AM
Cool, never seen one of those before! Thanks for sharing!
Jun 24, 2012, 09:03 AM
now there is an argument... do you honestly not have an opinion on that? or did you just want to hear mine? well here goes anyway. some believe they were used as fishing sinkers.. some believe they were used as personal decorations. since some examples look like a lot more work than is necessary for a fishing weight. my personal theory changed somewhat after finding examples that were ground smooth and flat on 1 side. I believe no more worn in crude examples were used as fishing net weights.. double groove examples being tied into end across the bottom of a seign type net. while the ones that look like way too much work for a net weight we're probably worn with pride by fisherman.
Jun 24, 2012, 09:06 AM
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Jun 24, 2012, 09:08 AM
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Jun 24, 2012, 09:14 AM
I've not seen one with two grooves.
there are a variety of these, some quite beautifully worked. Since you can use any unworked oval stone as a sinker (like we've all done as kids), there must have been some other reason to put a huge amount of work in these.
"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." — Friedrich Nietzsche
"You ask where I live. I cannot tell you. I am a Voyageur, a Chicot, sir. I live everywhere. My grandfather was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. My father was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. I will also die while en route, and another Chicot will take my place. Such is our course of life."
Jun 24, 2012, 10:40 AM
if they would have a flat side they would remind me of an atlatl weight
thanks for the opinions
Jun 24, 2012, 10:56 PM
Jun 24, 2012, 11:07 PM
it's the center column of a busycon whelk shell
Jun 25, 2012, 12:46 AM
nice one............... and maybe not an animal just animalistic
Jun 25, 2012, 01:00 AM
ha..ha...I think that came from the movie mask
Jun 29, 2012, 07:49 AM
Sweet double groove shell plummet, A-L! What state?? Shell plummets are common in FL but not double grooved ones.
Jun 29, 2012, 07:58 AM
it came from florida. a coastal site close to my house in saint lucie county
Jun 29, 2012, 08:48 AM
Jun 29, 2012, 09:08 AM
good stuff.. and I'm sure they brought things back with them. I have a gorget from the same site that is made from savannah river green stone
Jun 29, 2012, 09:29 AM
I was wondering have you ever come across something like this? it's a tube which I see plenty of that came from the proper context. that groove has been pecked and ground.
Jun 29, 2012, 09:44 AM
VERY cool! Holes look like worm/invertebrate tunnels that were in mud which became "fossilized". Limerock, right?? With that groove it is most certainly plummetish. Perhaps they stuffed feathers or flowers, etc. in the hole(s) while wearing it.....maybe a whistle? I found a coral finger with holes that I couldn't identify and one day found that if I blew into it, it made a great whistle. I love finding stuff like that piece, you never know what you might find while looking for "regular" artifacts.
Jun 29, 2012, 09:58 AM
it's funny that you posted those photos those are the same ones I came up with when scouring the internet for anything like what I found.
Jun 29, 2012, 01:18 PM
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