Spiro, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
30 Dec 1966
Style: Craig A Raw Material 2: Busycon sinistrum Element: Various fragments Manufacturing Notes: Holes in 2 apical frags & 1 distal frag Surface Modification: Incised Symbols: Birds-eagle Residue: Faint brownish on some inner surfs. Comments: Eagle feather convention, Phillips & Brown 1983 (Pre-Columbian Shell Engravings from Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma. Vols IV-VI), Pls. 173A,B, 171A (apical), left edge (shown Phillips & Brown Pl. 177) has severed neck of eagle head. Distal and another apical frag not pictured in Phillips & Brown. Thick pva, one piece has masking tape bit on inner surf. Distal frag shows no feathers, but rather a severed neck edge of woodpecker - Phillips & Brown, Pl. 182d - w/bead grid. Phillips & Brown 1983,Pl 179Ba is the other apical frag, 179C also included.
7 shells were originally listed with this number but only 3 were found because they are in Phillips and Brown (see note above)