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Harpoon head

An ownership mark of four small notches can be seen near the base of this harpoon head on one side. Collected on the 1791-5 voyage of Captain George Vancouver to the...

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Necklace

This long necklace is from South America. It has a patterned arrangement of very small polished circular beads in black and white strung onto strands of yellow thread....

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Biface roughout

This object is known as a roughout and represents an early stage in the making of a type of stone tool called a biface. It has the same basic shape...

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Biface roughout

This object is known as a roughout and represents an early stage in the making of a type of stone tool called a biface. It has the same basic shape...

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Amate

This sheet of paper is called barkcloth, or amate in the Nahua language of Mexico. Origin myths, stories about lineage, military conquests, religious beliefs, trade and commerce have been communicated...

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Amate

This sheet of paper is called barkcloth, or amate in the Nahua language of Mexico. Origin myths, stories about lineage, military conquests, religious beliefs, trade and commerce have been communicated...

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Biface roughout

This object is known as a roughout and represents an early stage in the making of a type of stone tool called a biface. It has the same basic shape...

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Biface roughout

This object is known as a roughout and represents an early stage in the making of a type of stone tool called a biface. It has the same basic shape...

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Parka

Taking a month to make, this parka is traditionally made by women from sea mammal gut. It is a waterproof outer garment that incorporates fur and dyed gut appliqué. Human...

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