Glacial Kame Culture, Late Archaic - Early Woodland Period, 3000-500 B.C.
Monroe County, Michigan
length 5.75 in.
made from an attractive green-banded slate which flows with the contours of the body; intact red ocher deposits are within the perforations; grinding marks visible on the underside of the neck and beak.
Found in the 1970s or 1980s at a site known as Rieger No. 1, named for its discoverer. This site, which also contained two copper gorgets, was studied and published on, by David M. Stothers and Timothy J. Abel in Archaeology of Eastern North America (1993).
Archaeology of Eastern North America, Volume 21 (1993: 78)
Mr. Rieiger, Monroe, Michigan
Steve Fuller, Wooster, Ohio
Jim Ritchie, Toledo, Ohio
Jan Sorgenfrei, Findlay, Ohio
Provenance:From the Collection of Jan Sorgenfrei, Findlay, Ohio
The condition is perfect with no significant chips or flaws.
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