EDShells Minerals Stones and Bones

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Catalog # Name Description
1 ED1998.10.4 Coaster West African. Woven with the same type of seeds used on a shekere. Roughly 15x15cm.  ED1998.10.4 (Coaster) image
2 ED1998.10.5 Coaster West African. Woven with the same type of seeds used on a shekere. Roughly 15x15cm.  ED1998.10.5 (Coaster) image
3 ED1998.10.6 Trivet West African. Woven with the same type of seeds used on a shekere. Roughly 30x30cm.  ED1998.10.6 (Trivet) image
4 ED1999.1.32 Copper Native copper ED1999.1.32 (Copper) image
5 ED1999.1.5 Copper Native copper ED1999.1.5 (Copper) image
6 ED2003.5.1 Bone A femur bone of a large animal, likely buffalo or something similar sized. ED2003.5.1 (Bone) image
7 ED2003.7.14 Button Two abalone buttons attached to a card. "Pearl" brand.  ED2003.7.14 (Button) image
8 ED2019-105 Pelt Tanned rabbit pelt ED2019-105 (Pelt) image
9 ED2019-136 Figurine 4 miniature models (A-D) of the terracotta soldier statues that were buried with Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, upon his death. ED2019-136 (Figurine) image
10 ED2021-10 Tusk Fragments of a mastodon tusk. The mastodons were relatives of true elephants, which included the wooly mammoth. These huge elephant-like animals roamed across much of eastern North America during the latter part of the Ice Age. Most mastodon remains which are found date to between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago.  ED2021-10 (Tusk) image
11 ED2021-15 Yarn White yarn, example of finished, spun wool.  ED2021-15 (Yarn) image
12 ED2021-16 Roving White, tan, brown and gray roving. Roving is wool that has been washed and carded in preparation for spinning.  ED2021-16 (Roving) image
13 ED2021-182 Hammer, Stone Round stone attached to a wooden stick with leather strapping.  ED2021-182 (Hammer, Stone) image
14 ED2021-28 Quill, Porcupine 8 porcupine quills. Prior to European colonization, porcupine quills were used by Native populations to sew and as decoration. They could be dyed prior to being used as adornment.  ED2021-28 (Quill, Porcupine) image
15 ED2021-30 Turquoise Polished, uncut turquoise. Many cultures around the world and throughout history have used turquois as a decorative gemstone and held it in high esteem. In particular, Southwest Native American tribes considered this stone sacred.  ED2021-30 (Turquoise) image
16 ED2021-57 Shell, Sea A plastic bag containing 8 shell halves (clam shells) of varying sizes and a smaller, plastic bag containing about 22 shell buttons. 6 of the shells have circle-shaped, cut-out holes from button-making. At one point in history, Muscatine, Iowa was considered the "pearl button capital of the world" since its location on the Mississippi river provided a lot of clam shells for pearl button manufacturing. (Items: A-E, G-I= shells, F = small bag of shell button cut outs). ED2021-57 (Shell, Sea) image
17 ED2021-79 Sherd, Pottery Three, small pieces of pottery sherd (A-C).  All three are a red-brown color. ED2021-79 (Sherd, Pottery) image
18 ED2021-8 Obsidian Triangular shard of obsidian. Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass that is hard and brittle.  ED2021-8 (Obsidian) image
19 ED2021-9 Mica Flakes of mica. Mica is a mineral that is most characterized by its ability to be easily split into thin, flexible sheets.  ED2021-9 (Mica) image