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Description The ventral edge has been serrated with five notches which measure about 1cm wide and 0.3-0.5cm deep; there are four small circular indentations on the serrations possibly for decoration; the anterior end has a hole in it which is roughly 0.2cm wide, possibly for a string to hang the shell; the outside is very worn and has striations; all other edges broken.

There are two small perforations in the shell which are assumed to have been made by museum staff for display purposes.
Dimensions H-2.5 W-5.7 L-11.5 cm
Material Shell
Object ID 2111-102
Object Name Spoon
Related Publications Oshkosh Public Museum web site/Exhibitions/Wetlands & Waterways - Native Americans, updated Summer 2008.

Buckstaff, Ralph N. "Indian Shell Work In The Oshkosh Museum." The Wisconsin Archeologist, Vol. 23, No. 2, 1942.
Search Terms Woodland
Site # 47-WN-96
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