University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:67-33-15
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Solomon Islands
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Maworo
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Nautilus Shell
Length: 1.6 cm
Width: 0.8 cm
Thickness: 0.3 cm
Credit Line:Solomon Islands Expedition, William H. Davenport, 1967

Description

Cut and shaped fragments of nautilus shell (reoreo). These cut pieces are used nowadays for inlay decorations on bonito canoes and ritual offering bowls. Excavated by W.H. Davenport in 1966.


Bibliography:

[Article] Davenport, William H. Oct 1972. "Preliminary Excavations on Santa Ana Island, Eastern Solomon Islands". Archaeology and Physical Anthropology in Oceania. Vol. VII, No. 3. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 171 (c)View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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