This picture shows several different hematite artifacts that were surface collected from cultivated fields in the southern Illinois region. Together they show the stages-of-manufacture of a finished plummet. The piece on the left is a raw unaltered piece of hematite. The one next to it has been roughly pecked and ground into a slightly tear-drop shape. The third example from the left is more refined in shape plus it has the beginning of a drill hole near the top. The next example has been ground into one of the typical Godar shapes with a wasted base and an expanded and rounded lower area. The example on the right shows a finished Godar plummet that has been drilled and its surface has been highly polished.