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

Description: (top) limestone nose plug from Wupatki Pueblo; (bottom) red argillite nose plug from Wupatki Pueblo. Men wore these nose plugs through a pierced septum.

Dimensions: (top) 3.7 cm (H) x 2.2 cm (W) x 1.7 cm (T); (bottom) 0.7 in.

Collection: On display at Wupatki National Monument (catalog card 1, catalog card 2).

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