Sinker; pre-1800; Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, The Catlins; CT07.4714.3a

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Name/Title

Sinker

About this object

A sinker from an archaeological site at Cannibal or Willsher Bay. Made from grey greywacke, possibly originally from a local source. The finished tool was a water worn cobble with a hammer pecked groove around the major axis. SLightly water worn since manufacture.

Date Made

pre-1800

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, The Catlins

Place Notes

Cannibal Bay or Willsher Bay

Subject and Association Keywords

anthropology, technology. material culture

Subject and Association Keywords

archaeology, pre-Maori

Medium and Materials

inorganic, stone, greywacke

Technique

hammered

Technique

pecked

Measurements

h 62mm x l 94mm x w 48mm
Small
Weight: 428.55g

Collection

James Murray Collection

Credit Line

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

Object Type

tool

Object number

CT07.4714.3a

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