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    PAIN with a capitol P!!!

    A pleasurable afternoon wading along the beach could turn into your worst nightmare. Shuffle your feet, don't walk.
    These let you know, in no uncertain terms, not to step on a stingray.
    They are and have been used around the world to tip fish spears etc.
    Just curious to know if any have been documented as used by any of our early cultures here in the US?

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    Not from the mainland US, but I've seen them on US islands in the Caribbean. I be surprised if the natives in Florida didn't use them.

    These are from different islands in the Southern Caribbean. Stingray spines set in bone sockets.



    This set was found with the larger bowl covering the figurine, the mini-bowl and two sting ray spines. The mini bowl and spines might have been part of a tattoo set since early Spanish recorded the natives as having tattoos. The Taino made tattoos by cutting the skin and rubbing ash/black powder in the wound, and these spines would be great for that. But their use is just a guess on my part.

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    The Ancients around Tampa Bay sure did use stingray barbs for artifacts.

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    Also used in my neck of the woods.
    Awesome display right there Josh.
    Looks like a bone hook perform in there too.

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    Yes, hook preform. I've got lots of them but the hooks are usually just stains in the dirt or fragments.

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    LOL.. you said stain.

 

 

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