Heron Bay Artifacts


This sandstone club was found along the beach in Heron Bay.  It is not directly associated with a midden, and there  there is no natural sandstone in this bay..  The artifact has been chipped and smoothed (or water worn) at both ends.  The right hand side if you're looking at the photo) is the handle-end; tt is square in cross-section.

Clubs are not a common part of the archaeological record, but they are found from time to time.  This one could have been used to kill fish, but any rock picked up from the beach would have served the same purpose.  Another interpretation is that it is a "war club".  Ancient settlements sites that were clearly positioned for defense are additional evidence for conflict in Lasqueti's ancient past.


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