Fertility Objects


These items were first thought to be tools or weapons. The objects were varied in size and shape and possessed an organized placement and number of circumference girdling points. The variety in shape, size and the number of points that is evident may have been an indication of the owner’s social status or personal wealth in the community. The use of gold as a surface treatment point to a decorative or ceremonial use. The spheroid body would appear to be a vessel for seeds and the points represent some sort of puncture device. The choice of organic materials used indicates these items may have been used in some sort of reproductive rites or fertility ceremony.