Spoon

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Description The anterior end has a large notch measuring about 2.2cm wide and 1.3cm deep cut into it, the hinge is ground; the ventral edge has been serrated with nine notches which measure 0.2-0.75cm wide and 0.1-0.3cm deep, the ventral margin shows signs of extreme wear/erosion; dorsal margin chipped; posterior end broken.

The middle of the shell has a small slit which may have been caused by museum staff who drilled two small perforations for display purposes where the area between broke away.
Dimensions W-6 L-7.3 D-1.3 cm
Material Shell
Object ID 2111-125-T1
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
Oneota
Site # 47-WN-96
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