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Carved Bone Gaming Piece

Wupatki_20091123_430.jpg Possible Nose or Cheek PlugThumbnailsCarved Shell Pendant or Bracelet Fragment

Cultural Period: Ancestral Puebloan (Wupatki Pueblo, A.D. 1130 – A.D. 1260)

Description: A possible bone gaming piece carving with an interlocking pattern similar to Black Mesa ceramic decorations. Found in a room at Wupatki Pueblo, it is also possible that the bone was used as a weaving batten or perhaps worn as an adornment

Dimensions: 7.7(L) x 1.95(W) x 0.32(T)cm (3.03 x 0.77 x 0.13in).

Collection: On display at Wupatki National Monument (catalog card).

Dan Boone/Ryan Belnap, Bilby Research Center, Northern Arizona University
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