I have an update on this piece. I contacted the Cranbrook Institute here in Michigan and sent them photos of the piece. I was informed that the piece I have found is termed as either a Gorget or a Banner Stone. It is in their opinion that the piece dates back to the Archaic Period, that would be 1000-8000 B.C. Little is known as to the exact use of these types of pieces but many have their own opinions as what they were used for. Some believe they were used as jewelry/ornamentation, others believe they were used as weights on spears and such. I hope you enjoy the photos I submitted. Take care, Ward.
From Ward - September 14, 2012 at 13:09:30