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Artefact of the Day (Friday) the 13th of July

July 15, 2018

The artefact of the day is a complete child’s bow made out of a strip of baleen. Notches on the staves suggest that it may have been backed with braided sinew. It was found in the ‘new’ house – the last phase of occupation at Nunalleq.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Marilyn F. permalink
    July 15, 2018 15:04

    I wonder if this bow was used for hunting or play? Pretty terrific find.

  2. Susan Baum permalink
    July 18, 2018 19:51

    What an amazing piece, one of many that have been found during the Sierra Club service trip. I’d like to thank the author(s) of this blog for allowing me to follow this intrepid group’s adventures over the past week from a couple thousand miles away!
    Susan in Albuquerque (Bob Ludwig’s wife)

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