ELMO00000002_D_1.jpg Iron ObjectThumbnailsOlivella Shell Bead
Cultural Period: Historic Spanish (late 1500s – 1846)

Description: Conical iron object deeply pitted by rust and heavy for its size. Speculated to be of Spanish origin and possibly any of the following:

• A lance-head
• A guide-on (flag standard tip)
• An ox-goad
• A shepherd’s crook.

Provenience: 100-300 feet east and south of the old Ranger Cabin north of the present-day headquarters of El Morro National Monument.

Collection: National Park Service, El Morro.