Half of a broken, oval-shaped, banded slate gorget with one hole drilled into it. If complete, there would be a second hole so that the two ends of a cord could be strung through each.
During The Early to Middle Woodland period (3,000-1,000 B.P) long distance trade networks began breaking down as people settled into more defined regions. Regional conflict also increased and was possibly intensified by the use of bows and arrows as weapons. Because of this, displaying personal status or identity as a leader may have been more important at this time. A fine gorget like this would be strung around one’s throat similarly to a necklace and likely worn to show status.