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March 9, 2020

Labrets, ornamental lip plugs, were commonly worn by peoples on the Bering Sea and the Pacific Rim and we found hundreds at the Nunalleq site. Most were made from wood but we also recovered examples made from various stones, as well as ivory and antler. This set of labrets was made from serpentine. They may have been used by higher status individuals, with the raw material perhaps obtained through long distance trade.

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