- Museum number
Plummet (?) made of shell.
- Curator's comments
- From acquisition "Fl" From acquisition "Manatee County".
See Christy Correspondence:
Letter A E Douglass, New York/C H Read, 24 Nov 1887 and 'Invoice of Objects, worked in Stone & Shell by American Indians ... sent, in Exchange ... Selected from the Private Collection of A E Douglass Esq. in the Museum of Natural History, New York.
Douglass writes 'The "Sinkers" so called, may have been used for fishing or for weights in weaving. Those from Florida were undoubtedly used for weighting the Spanish cast net, and are Post Columbian, being found only in the debris of Indian occupancy upon the surface of the vast shell mounds on the southern coast of Florida, and never in the mounds themselves.'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1887C2.3663 (old CDMS no.)