Shell Sinker or Plummet

Material Information

Title:
Shell Sinker or Plummet
Creator:
Collins, Lori D.
Doering, Travis F.
Garcia, Noelia ( Modeler )
Publisher:
University of South Florida
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 online resource
Materials:
Shell

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Archaeology ( lcsh )
Cultural property ( lcsh )
Three-dimensional modeling ( lcsh )
3D Model ( Format/Resource Type )
Location:
United States -- Florida -- Saint Petersburg

Notes

Abstract:
This is a shell sinker or plummet made from a gastropod columella (central axis of a spiral shell). This artifact was recovered during archaeological excavations at the Anderson Mound (Jungle Prada Complex) in St. Petersburg, Florida. The piece dates to the Safety Harbor Period, from about AD 1000 to the late 1500s. In addition to shell, sinker/plummets also were made of stone (both local and exotic), copper, and quartz crystal. Most have a groove around one end for suspension and some were engraved with fish, birds, or other motifs. There is debate as to the function of these artifacts. Most were likely related but others may have been worn as ornamentation or pendants, particularly those made of non-Florida materials.
General Note:
Hashtags: geomagic, heritage, mounds, 3dmodeling, artec-spider, st-petersburg, university-of-south-florida, florida-archaeology

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
U44-00068 ( USFLDC DOI )
u44.68 ( USFLDC Handle )
b1b4c3d3d12b46b7b4cacefda54029fa ( Sketchfab:DataUID )

Postcard Information

Format:
Artifact