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Culture/People:
probably Thule Tradition (archaeological culture) (attributed)  Search this
Collector:
George Palmer Putnam (G.P. Putnam), Non-Indian, 1887-1950  Search this
Expedition leader:
George Palmer Putnam (G.P. Putnam), Non-Indian, 1887-1950  Search this
Expedition sponsor:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Seller:
George Palmer Putnam (G.P. Putnam), Non-Indian, 1887-1950  Search this
Object Name:
Miniature or toy harpoon head
Media/Materials:
Ivory
Techniques:
Carved, barbed, perforated
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Pond Inlet (Ponds Inlet, Mittimatalik); Qikiqtaaluk Region (Qitirmiut, Baffin); Nunavut; Canada
Archipelago:
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Island Name:
Baffin Island
Island Grouping:
Baffin Island Group
Date created:
probably AD 1300–1600
Collection History:
Collected in 1926 during an expedition led by George Palmer Putnam (1887-1950) and sponsored by the American Geographical Society (New York, New York); purchased by MAI from George Palmer Putnam in 1927.
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Catalog Number:
15/2340
Barcode:
152340.000
See related items:
Thule Tradition (archaeological culture)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6839f2baf-de67-479d-8d38-da6c2c507b4e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_163571