11351. COLLECTION OF 15 EARLY NATIVE AMERICAN STONE ARTIFACTS. Eastern woodland from an uncertain location in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania New York area. Various early types of hammer stones, flat stones with shallow central depressions, and one very rare fragment of a carved stone vessel (inner surface at upper right in the group photo) with an intact leg. All from the same location with museum numbers in India ink. The largest at lower right measures 5.5 inches in length.
Provenance: From an extensive early 20th century Pennsylvania mineral and fossil collection, the best pieces now residing at the Franklin Mineral museum in New Jersey. Previously from an early archaeological excavation conducted by a local Pennsylvania university and later deaccessioned.