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Necklace

Museum number:
1-225477
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010225477
Accession number:
Acc.2635
Object count:
1
Description:
Dentalium shells, double strand, on cotton string.
Donor:
Barbara E. Busch
Collection place:
Northwestern California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Northern California; Northwestern California
Culture or time period:
California tribes
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
1971
Taxon:
Dentaliidae
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
1970
Context of use:
Necklace (longer shells used as medium of exchange).
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
length 74 centimeters
Legacy documentation: