A fascinating story being told by the Seattle Times. It seems that the state Department of Transportation was building a dry dock on the Port Angeles waterfront. After spending about $60 million on planning, land purchase and construction, it started finding artifacts including 335 intact skeletons. WA State has since abandoned the project. Bone bird effigy comb. Native American Indian.
Bird stones are prehistoric, abstractstone carvings made by Native Americans. The artifacts were a common inclusion in graves and thought to have ceremonial importance. They are noted for their distinctive simplicity and beauty. The exact purpose of these artifacts is not known, but most have a small hole drilled at the base of the neck and another at the aft end, presumably for mounting. Some theories suggest they were part of an atlatl (a short rod to hurl spears), in addition to their…
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This effigy comb is in the form of a sand piper, which represents one of the nine Seneca clans. It was found with figurine 13-33 in a brass kettle eroding out of a bank at Ganandagan (Boughton Hill site) – the brass verdigris penetrated the porous antler surface, turning it green, and also helping to preserve it.
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