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Culture/People:
possibly Thule Tradition: Old Bering Sea Stage or Birnirk Stage (archaeological culture) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Ye Olde Curiosity Shop  Search this
Seller:
Ye Olde Curiosity Shop  Search this
Seller agent:
Joseph E. Standley (J. E. Standley), Non-Indian, 1854-1940  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
James Bishop Ford (James B. Ford), Non-Indian, 1844-1928  Search this
Object Name:
Harpoon head
Media/Materials:
Ivory, caribou antler
Techniques:
Incised, perforated
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Point Barrow; Arctic Slope Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Date created:
AD 100–1000 (archaeological harpoon head with more recent point added)
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; purchased by MAI in 1916 from Ye Olde Curiosity Shop (Seattle, Washington), which was owned and operated by James E. Standley (1854-1940), using funds donated by MAI trustee James B. Ford (1844-1928).
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Catalog Number:
5/4544
Barcode:
054544.000
See related items:
Thule Tradition: Old Bering Sea Stage (archaeological culture)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws69f42c4f6-c225-4277-bc91-387f995a4c4d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_58820