ound in a 4,000-year-old
cemetery in southern New Brunswick, this soapstone carving of a
fish or sea mammal may have been used as a line weight or net
weight. These kinds of artistic representations illustrate the
importance of fishing in Atlantic Canada, and symbolize the
close relationship between aboriginal peoples and the life
found in seas, rivers and lakes.
Stone Fish Effigy (Replica)
Portland Point, Saint John, New Brunswick
ca. 2000 B.C.
Length: 3.5 inches
Collection: New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick, BhDm-7:162c
Date Created: December 31, 2001 | Last Updated: April 30, 2010