Peterson Site Hammerstones

Several examples of hammerstones in the surface collection from the Peterson site.

Largest hammerstone found at the Peterson Site. Light Yellowish Brown (10YR6/4) quartzite. Length = 107.5 mm. Width = 66.9 mm. Thickness = 58.3 mm. Weight = 610 gram. Discovered May 2009.


Very Pale Brown (10YR8/4) quartzite hammerstone. Length 82.1 mm, width = 82.1 mm, thickness 47.3 mm, and weight = approximately 400 grams.



Milk Quartz hammerstone. Length = 54.6 mm. Width = 42.4 mm. Thickness = 30.5 mm. Weight = 99.7 gram.

Banded white quartzite hammerstone. Length = 39.7 mm, width = 37.6 mm, thickness = 27.3 mm, and weight = 58.7 grams.

Gray Quartzite hammerstone. Length = 58.1 mm, width = 40.5 mm, thickness = 24.6 mm, and weight = 84.0 grams

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Webpage updated 22 September 2009