BURNING GLASS: A round glass magnifier used to focus the sun's rays to ignite tinder. Approximate age is from 1650 to 1670. Location- Marsh Site, East Bloomfield, New York. Dimensions are 4.5 cm. by 4.5 cm.
Sheet copper cylinder, Helena Crossing, Phillips County, Arkansas. An unusual imported copper artifact was found in an early Marksville context on the floor of Tomb E in Helena Mound C. The sheet copper cylinder, which has a cut-out design, is thought to have been a ferrule for a wooden staff (Ford 1963). Bits of wood adhered to the inside of the cylinder. There is a hole at one end through which a pin may have secured the metal sleeve to the staf