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Collector:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Donor Name:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Site Name:
Craig Mound  Search this
Length - Object:
ca. 28.1 cm
Width - Object:
ca. 20.2 cm
Thickness - Object:
ca. 12.7 cm
Weight - Object:
ca. 1016 g
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Dipper
Place:
Spiro, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1966
Notes:
Style: Craig C Raw Material 2: Busycon sinistrum Element: Complete apex and body - distal missing. Alteration: Weathered Manufacturing Notes: Bold deep incising - similar artistry to A448794. Design: Two men - busk - large motif. Surface Modification: Incised Symbols: Forked pole, speech scrolls, beaded forelock, projection from back of head, sash, lines at knees, ankles, wrists, split semicircle neck ornament, typical facial tattoo. Perforated pulley earspool. Residue: Area of decayed organic matter (Joan Gardner, conservator, wonders brown burial accretion?) or altered surface outside on right. Use Trace: Inside not scoured, no striae. Comments: Little detail ( as per Craig C) Bird heads on belts are pointed downward and have no detail. 3 banns of || lines on staff. Trifurcate speech scrolls. On this and prev. cat # the man on the right has a long jaw line, the one on the left a short one. See Phillips and Brown, Pre-Columbian Shell Engravings from Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma,1983, PL 317 for discussion of meaning.
Mississippian Period (AD 900 - 1500).
Record Last Modified:
25 Nov 2019
Site Number:
34LF40
Specimen Count:
1
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
272249
USNM Number:
A448795-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3de5a4e23-c9e8-4986-941b-ca97b0f22ad0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8200851