|Artifact Identification||Gorget (1983.04.0775)|
|Period/Date||Late Archaic ?, Prehistoric|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||12.1 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Width)||4.4 cm|
|Dimension 3 (Depth)||1.8 cm|
|Munsell Color Information||Light Olive Gray (5Y 6/2) -Scratches in surface. Dark Grayish Olive (7.5Y 2/2) -Prominent coloring. Black (N 1.75/ 2.5% R) -Natural markings.|
“Slate gorgets had one or two holes for suspending about the neck; some were rectangular, some diamond-shaped, others circular... Gorgets were of polished slate or shell with two holes drilled for suspension by a thong... Often called “pectorals,“ gorgets were also made of wood, slate, bone, ivory, and later metal.“ -Encyclopedia of American Indian Costume, p. 45-65.
Paterek, Josephine. Encylopedia of American Indian Costume. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1994.
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|Credit Line/Dedication||Gift of Mrs. Reid Tombaugh|