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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Alaska Native; Yupik or Iñupiat
Title:Fossilized tusk
Type:Fishing/Trapping/Hunting; Paleontology
Materials:Fossilized ivory
Place Made:North America; United States; Alaska
Measurements:Overall: 4 1/4 in x 1 in; 10.795 cm x 2.54 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK 2006.1414.INV
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
Museum Collection:  The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College
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Description:
Burnished mottled fossilized tusk, flattened on one side and rounded on the other. Hole bored through the end. Labeled as a fish hook.

Tags:
ancient; Native American; indigenous people; archaeology

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