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19 Native American Calusa Shells & Stone Artifacts
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Native American, Southeastern United States, Florida, Marco Island, Archaic to Calusa / Glades culture, ca. 5000 BCE to 1750 CE. A fascinating collection of 19 stone and shell tools and ornaments made by coastal cultures of Florida. Included are five stone and one shell projectile points which include Bolen, Greenbriar, Culbreath, Broward, and Hernando types. The jewelry and ornamental pieces comprise of a bead made from an olive snail shell, a circular bead made from a creamy white shell, and two stone pendants with piercings at the top. A long narrow pendant is shaped from a columella shell to look like a tooth from a predatory creature such as a wolf or panther. In addition are several tools: a spatula, scraper, smoother, and awl. The spatula was probably used for shaping and smoothing clay for pottery pieces while the smoother was likely used for sanding arrow shafts. The cultures of coastal areas relied heavily on the resources from the sea. Shellfish were consumed and their shells were then fashioned into items - as exemplified with this collection. Size of largest arrowhead: 2" L x 1.5" W (5.1 cm x 3.8 cm); size of case: 12" L x 1.3" W x 8" H (30.5 cm x 3.3 cm x 20.3 cm)

Provenance: private Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA collection; ex-Charles (Charlie) Meyer collection, noted collector and famed illustrator for Greg Perino, famed authenticator and writer, acquired before 2000

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Some shells pieces are fragments of larger pieces. Nicks to peripheries of arrowheads not from knapping process. Displayed in a modern wood and glass case. Stable crack to glass on lower right corner.
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19 Native American Calusa Shells & Stone Artifacts

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Native American, Southeastern United States, Florida, Marco Island, Archaic to Calusa / Glades culture, ca. 5000 BCE to 1750 CE. A fascinating collection of 19 stone and shell tools and ornaments made by coastal cultures of Florida. Included are five stone and one shell projectile points which include Bolen, Greenbriar, Culbreath, Broward, and Hernando types. The jewelry and ornamental pieces comprise of a bead made from an olive snail shell, a circular bead made from a creamy white shell, and two stone pendants with piercings at the top. A long narrow pendant is shaped from a columella shell to look like a tooth from a predatory creature such as a wolf or panther. In addition are several tools: a spatula, scraper, smoother, and awl. The spatula was probably used for shaping and smoothing clay for pottery pieces while the smoother was likely used for sanding arrow shafts. The cultures of coastal areas relied heavily on the resources from the sea. Shellfish were consumed and their shells were then fashioned into items - as exemplified with this collection. Size of largest arrowhead: 2" L x 1.5" W (5.1 cm x 3.8 cm); size of case: 12" L x 1.3" W x 8" H (30.5 cm x 3.3 cm x 20.3 cm)

Provenance: private Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA collection; ex-Charles (Charlie) Meyer collection, noted collector and famed illustrator for Greg Perino, famed authenticator and writer, acquired before 2000

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#163410
Condition
...
Some shells pieces are fragments of larger pieces. Nicks to peripheries of arrowheads not from knapping process. Displayed in a modern wood and glass case. Stable crack to glass on lower right corner.

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