Aug
31
2007

Need someone in Archeology for a stone question.

Need someone in Archeology for a stone question.
Need someone in Archeology for a stone question.
Hello, The answer I am looking for is some kinda code letters or numbers used by archeologist's that help identify stones or rock's. This code usualy goes before what kind of stone it is, in this case the stone is Pipestone. Maybe the code is for date of creation of the stone? I am not sure I am not a archeologist. Please help me find the code or what ever it is called that I can use in front of this item Pipestone from the National Monument located in Pipestone, MN. Quarry site # 28 Lone Tree Pit. Please help me with this issue. I am only looking for code for sacred stone , not Pipestone found in ereas outside the Monument, which is not sacred stone and cannot be listed sacred, if did not come from the Monument. Any help would be great. Thanks Keith Nelson~ site # 28 LONE TREE PIT nativeoftwincities

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Joe's picture
Joe says:

I passed your question along to our Curator of Archaeology, here is what he says:

I am not certain exactly what you are asking. We use numbers and letters to identify sites, and accessioned objects get catalogue numbers, but there isn't a standard for numbering stone types. Could you tell me where you have seen these numbers before and how they were used? That could help me answer your question.

posted on Wed, 09/05/2007 - 5:43pm
kutch science's picture

we have found a star shaped clay made button from indus civilisation site of Kutch , which has colour sign on it but never seen before from any harappan site. it looks like a game button for indus velley civilisation
would you like to see that and comment on with your opinion? visit our site for photos

posted on Fri, 09/21/2007 - 5:35am

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