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Anthropology

Archaeology (the study of ancient human culture) and ethnology (the study of recent and living people) are the two major sections in the anthropology collection.

The archaeological collection comes from North and West Africa, the Middle East, Western Europe, the Andes, Mesoamerica, the Great Plains, and the Great Basin areas.

The ethnographic collection includes artifacts from the Andes, Amazon, Mesoamerica, Circum-Caribbean, East and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, West Africa, Melanesia, and Polynesia.

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Catalog # Name Description
1 00.30.0020 Club

Indian war club.

2 00.30.0023 Bowl

Brown design inside and outside. Color: TN, BR

3 00.30.0024 Bowl

Tan with brown design. Color: TN, BR

4 00.30.0025 Figurine

Pottery, tan with brown spots. Color: TN, BR

5 00.30.0026 Cup

Design is early tourist piece.
Zuni Indian Pottery
Presented by John C. Hartman

6 00.30.0027 Bowl

Brown bowl, tan outside.
Zuni Indian Pottery
Presented by John C. Hartman

7 00.30.0028 Bowl

Handle.
Zuni Indian Pottery
Presented by John C. Hartman

8 00.30.0029 Gourd Dipper

Zuni Indian Pottery
Presented by John C. Hartman

9 00.30.0030 Figurine, animal

Antelope. Color: TN, BR

10 00.30.0031 Figurine

Antelope. Tan and brown pottery; black spot on back. Color: TN,BR,BK

11 00.30.0045 Club

Stone head only. Has groove across center. Color: BR

12 00.30.0046 Weight, atlatl

Atlatl weight, Stippled. Color: GY, WH

13 00.30.0049 Cast, waterbottle

Of water bottle; by a mound builder. Has face at the top with yellow colored paint where hair would be. Color: GY, YL

14 00.30.0050 Problematic

Cube. Color: GY

15 00.30.0051 Point, projectile None
16 00.30.0053 Pestle

Very rough texture. Color: BK
Indian Pestle. Obtained from Kodiak Island when they were excavating for pre-historic Indian Civilization

17 00.30.0054 Carving

Carved sandstone image.

18 00.30.0055 Problematic

Mound builders relic. Round. Carved design. Oval tag numbered 321. Color: TN

19 00.30.0056 Problematic

Mound builders relic. Round mineral, reddish brown color. Carved design. Oval tag numbered 315. Color: BR

20 00.30.0057 Problematic

Mound builders relic. Hard grayish mineral; no design is carved. Rectangular tag is numbered 290. Color: GY

21 00.30.0058 Problematic

Mound builders relic. Reddish, no design. Oval number tag is 517. Color: RD

22 00.30.0063 Stone chips None
23 00.30.0064 Head, hatchet

Grooved for fastening to handle. Color: GY

24 00.30.0065 Grooved Axe

3/4 grooved axe, the groove is slightly offset and is at an angle. The top of the axe has been broken off. The head of the axe is noticeably larger than the bade of the axe.

25 00.30.0066 Ax

Grooved; one end sharpened, the opposite end rounded. Color: GY

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