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Circular Rings, Doughnut-Shaped Digging-Stick Weights, or Lava Rings are usually made out of Vesicular Basalt, Diorite, Sandstone, or other local stones. Speculation is that these rings were used at the end of a planting stick as a stop for uniform plantng depth for seeds. Others believe that these rings could also have been used as clubs when set on a handle. Rings usually measure approximately 3" in diamter and they contain a center hole that is approximately 5/8" to 1" in diameter. They are abraded smooth.

 

1N Anasazi Doughnut-Shaped Digging-Stick Weight

Found in association with Mesa Verde Ceramics.

Approximate Dimensions: 3 3/8" by 1 3/8"

 

2N Mogollon (Southern) Doughnut-Shaped Digging-Stick Weight

Found in association with Dragoon Ceramics.

Approximate Dimensions: 3 3/8" by 1 3/8"

Revised: 09/13/2008

Copyright: 2007