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Record 2/826
Copyright New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY
Object ID T0001
Object Name Gorget
Description Caddoan Shell Gorget: Circular, slightly concave carved shell.; Medium/Materials: Marine whelk shell (Busycon perversum); Marks: On reverse, rectangular label in blue ballpoint ink: "84"; circular label in blue ballpoint pen: "AA/54";
Dimensions H-4 W-4 D-1 inches
Early Date 1200
Late Date 1350
Place of Origin Spiro Area, Chickasha, Grady County, OK, USA
People Caddoan Mississippian Period/
Provenance (1) Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lehew. Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma. Found in a plowed field by Mr. and Mrs. Lehew in 1981; (2) George Terasaki. New York City.; (3) Eugene V. Thaw.;
Used Caddoan Mississippian (probably)
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Last modified on: March 02, 2006