A Ferruginous Slate, Elongated Long Neck Birdstone, From the Collection of Jan Sorgenfrei, Oh

Glacial Kame Culture / Late Archaic Period, 4000-1500 B.C.
Summit County, Ohio
5-1/4 in.

crafted from a chocolate-colored ferruginous slate; the long neck is accentuated by the graceful flow of the stone's line, running from the tip of the head to the top of the triangular shaped tail. Faintly visible on the base is a penciled inscription, which reads (indecipherable) Ohio.

Collection History:
Gilbert Dilley, Akron, OH
Jan Sorgenfrei, Findlay, OH

Prehistoric American, Vol. 43, No. 4, 2009, (Birdstone Special Issue), pg 37.


Provenance: Ex Gilbert Dilley, Akron, OH; From the Collection of Jan Sorgenfrei, Ohio


The bridge at the rear perforation has broken out.  

The earliest known collector was Gilbert Dilley of Akron, Ohio.  Mr. Dilley was a well-known Ohio collector from Akron and many of his artifacts can be seen on page 29 of Who’s Who in Indian Relics, Volume 1, 1960.  


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