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Shell with Hematite

Hohokam1100/1450

Pueblo Grande Museum

Pueblo Grande Museum
Phoenix, United States

Small to medium sized Glycymeris shell with traces of red hematite covering its interior surface. The pigment is especially visible on a number of naturally occurring features inside the shell. The shell has a few small chips in the exterior surface of both lateral margins, but is otherwise unmodified; there are no traces of pigment on the back of the shell. This specimen was recovered from the platform mound 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: 1992.19

Details

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

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