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Shell Bracelet

Hohokam1100/1450

Pueblo Grande Museum

Pueblo Grande Museum

Bracelet manufactured from a Glycymeris valve. Top edge and exterior surface show deep, multidirectional grinding striations. Red hematite pigment on lower edge of exterior and traces on the interior. Underside of bracelet is smoothed and slightly polished. This bracelet was recovered from a late Classic period structure fragment that was heavily disturbed by historic activities, located in a habitation area at the site of Pueblo Grande. Pueblo Grande was a large village located at the headgates of a major canal system. Occupied as early as AD 500, the site reached its greatest extent during the Classic Period. Museum Accession: 1996.17

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  • Title: Shell Bracelet
  • Creator: Hohokam
  • Date: 1100/1450
  • Location: Pueblo Grande Archaeological Site, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  • Type: shell

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