Shell Tool


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Shell Tool   (2000.01.0012H)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Multiple Use T&E for Materials
  4. :
  5. N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date N/A
Culture Yap, Yapese, Micronesian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 8.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 5.1 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.1 cm
Weight 75 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Animal--Shell
Manufacturing Processes Grinding
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A

A similar item like this is pictured on the CD cataloged as GEN.CDM.000002, as L (76) 340 Sabaig Level 2.jpg in the Spurlock Museum's Documentary Multimedia Collection.


Alkire, William H. Lamotrek Atoll and Inter-island Socioeconomic Ties. Illinois Studies in Anthropology, No. 5. University of Illinois Press: Urbana, 1965. Kramer, Augustin. Ergebnisse der Sudsee Expedition 1908-1910. (ed.) G. Thilenius. Hamburg: Friederichsen, De Gruyter & Co., 1937.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Transfer from Department of Anthropology, UIUC
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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