Pre-Columbian Mayan Collection
mayan stone bark beater

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Inventory #:

964


Type:

Bark Beater


Material:

Limestone


Period:

Late Pre-Classic to Terminal Classic Period: 300 BC - 900 AD


Provenance:

Central America


Measurements:

9 cm long by 8.5 cm wide by 5 cm thick


These bark beaters came in various configurations and were used to pound tree bark to soften in the process of making bark cloth. Grooved edge allows it to be held in the hand or hafted in a wooden handle.