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Biface preform

This object is known as a preform and represents a stage in the making of a type of stone tool known as a biface. When completed these tools had sharp,...

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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 necklace comes from South America. It is made of twisted and wrapped string with finely carved animal figures hanging from it by their snouts. The animal beads are in...

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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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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 amatl 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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