MEXICO, ILLINOIS, GUATEMALA,
JULY 31, 2011 PETER A. BOSTROM
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This picture shows four examples of stone bark beaters that were
collected in four different countries. The two small examples are
grooved on their edges for hafting onto short wooden handles. The
larger bark beaters were made with handles attached. They all have
parallel grooves cut into the pounding surfaces.
The bark beater at top left is reported to have been collected on a
site somewhere south of the U.S. border possibly Mexico. The one to
the right was found on the Cahokia Mounds site in southern Illinois.
The bark beater at lower left was collected from the Kukukuku tribe
in the high mountain region of eastern New Guinea. The bark beater
at bottom right is reported to have been collected on a Maya site in
either Belize or Guatemala.