Sinker; pre-1800; Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, The Catlins; CT80.1430a


Owaka Museum and Catlins Information Centre Wahi Kahuika - the Meeting Place – a rest on your journey.



About this object

A sinker made from grey-brown greywacke from an unknown source. Hammer dressed groove around the major axis of a water worn cobble. This has also possibly been used as a hammer stone as there is evidence of hammer dressing on all except a small portion of the edges.

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Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, The Catlins

Subject and Association Keywords

anthropology, technology. material culture

Subject and Association Keywords

archaeology, pre-Maori

Medium and Materials

inorganic, stone, greywacke




h 67mm x l 6mm x w 42mm
Weight: 249.5g

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

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