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Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Object Type:
Cloth
Place:
Morgan County / Roane County, Tennessee, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1886-Sep-03
Specimen Count:
2
Notes:
From card: "150 ft. above the creek and the same distance from the summit of the creek. Illus. 13th Rep. B.A.E., pl. 3 [after p. 30]. Blanket - Laportea Canadensis [woods nettle] - identified by Dr. A.C. Whitford, Research Chemist, Alfred, N.Y. 7/21/1939. Jan. 1978 - Specimen unfolded and placed in plastic bag. Previously cleaned? J. Gardner."
Reference: p. 22 in Whitford, A. C. 1941. Textile Fibers Used in Eastern Aboriginal North America. New York: American Museum of Natural History. http://catalog.hathitrust.org/api/volumes/oclc/1609195.html.
Twined textile.
Note that there are two items under this catalog number. The twined textile (or "blanket") that is described on the catalog card, and a small lot of charred textile fragments. The larger textile does not appear to be burned or missing any pieces, so it may be that the charred lot is misnumbered. Or perhaps it was previously wrapped in the blanket? Unclear.
Record Last Modified:
13 May 2019
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
017928
USNM Number:
A132253-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8011751