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    • Scraper

    • Scraper

    • Bone, tapered and rounded one end; used for removing bark from wood. 1cm x 14cm x 2cm

      Collected in the field for the Modern Alaskan Native Material Culture Project undertaken by the UA Museum. 12/6/2011: In the field notes and paper file the...

    • UA70-050-0052
    • Blade

    • Blade

    • Flat, tapered piece of jade. 5" long or 1cm x 13cm x 4.5cm

      Collected in the field for the Modern Alaskan Material Culture Project undertaken by the UA Museum. 12/6/2011: In the field notes and paper file the "place" is listed as Kobuk, but...

    • UA70-050-0054
    • Fishhook

    • Fishhook

    • Ivory shank tapered at both ends, the top end more so than bottom. The smaller tapered end has two holes drilled through it to accomadatethe picture wire wound through for leader. Attached to the loop made at the opposite end of the picture frame...

    • UA70-050-0060
    • Needle, Snowshoe

    • Needle, Snowshoe

    • Made of bone; tapered at both ends with an eye in the middle; used for making snowshoe webbing. Around the eye there are grooves on either end, on both sides of the piece, which extend out 1cm on either side of the eye in the same direction as the...

    • UA70-050-0056
    • Sinker, Fishhook and

    • Sinker, Fishhook and

    • Mammoth ivory sinker tapered on both ends. On the top of the sinker there is a darkened area (outter core). The sinker has one circular hole drilled into each end for line attachments. Looped through the bottom hole in the sinker is wire (picture...

    • UA70-050-0067
    • Scraper

    • Scraper

    • Tapered bone with one end notched; other has a hole drilled through it. For mink, beaver, otter, etc. "No'shulk".

      Collected in the field for the Modern Alaskan Native Material Culture project undertaken by the UA Museum. Maker was...

    • UA70-050-0059
    • Tool Box

    • Tool Box

    • The sides are made one piece of shaped wood; 2.375 in. tall; base fitted in; each side has 3 pieces that are 2.375 in. long in ivory; sewn on with baleen; strip of twisted root across container holds sides in; 6 small pieces of ivory 1.375 in. sewn...

    • UAMN114
    • Sinew Back Bow

    • Sinew Back Bow

    • This bow is made from spruce wood, sinew, and shell or horn. Made from one piece of spruce, broad, flat and tapered at ends forming rounded knobs. Its backside is flat with belly side keeled from end to end with a furrowed center on about 3/4 of...

    • UAMN163
    • Sinew Back Bow

    • Sinew Back Bow

    • This bow is made from spruce wood, sinew, and shell or horn. Made from one piece of spruce, broad, flat and tapered at ends forming rounded knobs. Its backside is flat with belly side keeled from end to end with a furrowed center on about 3/4 of...

    • UAMN162
    • Sinew Back Bow

    • Sinew Back Bow

    • This bow is made from spruce wood, sinew, and shell or horn. Made from one piece of spruce, broad, flat and tapered at ends forming rounded knobs. Its backside is flat with belly side keeled from end to end with a furrowed center on about 3/4 of...

    • UAMN159
    • Sinew Back Bow

    • Sinew Back Bow

    • This bow is made from spruce wood, sinew, and shell or horn. Made from one piece of spruce, broad, flat and tapered at ends forming rounded knobs. Its backside is flat with belly side keeled from end to end with a furrowed center on about 3/4 of...

    • UAMN160
    • Sinew Back Bow

    • Sinew Back Bow

    • This bow is made from spruce wood, sinew, and shell or horn. Made from one piece of spruce, broad, flat and tapered at ends forming rounded knobs. Its backside is flat with belly side keeled from end to end with a furrowed center on about 3/4 of...

    • UAMN161
    • Dagger

    • Dagger

    • This eagle-headed dagger has a tapered copper blade with a medial ridge running down the front of the blade. The reverse is a flat surface showing marks of the original working of the material. The carved head and hand grip are one piece of wood...

    • UAMN175
    • Dagger

    • Dagger

    • This eagle-headed dagger has a tapered copper blade with a medial ridge running down the front of the blade. The reverse is a flat surface showing marks of the original working of the material. The carved head and hand grip are one piece of wood...

    • UAMN174

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