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Shovel Blade

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Object Number:33-37-481
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Prehistoric Eskimo
Provenience: United States of America
Palugvik Village
Prince William Sound
Hawkins Island
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Locus: Stratum IV, H, bottom. Upright beside housepost (copper tag 1045)
Length: 24.5 cm
Width: 41 cm
Thickness: 2 cm
Credit Line:Danish National / University Museum Expedition; Kaj Birket-Smith and Frederica de Laguna, 1933
Other Number:1171 - Field No SF


Segment of log, hollowed out, showing fine adze or knife marks. Bottom trimmed to blunt edge; sides rounded off. Is now considerably warped, though formerly fitted around house post. Thin dents were made by accident.

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