Lure
Lure
Pendant
Pendant
Spoon
Spoon
Bead
Bead
Disc
Disc
Worked Shell
Worked Shell
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This exhibit contains one complete fish lure. Lures were used as decoys to assist with ice spear fishing.

Shell pendants have a small hole made into them presumably for suspension. They may have been worn around the neck or otherwise used as ornaments.

Shell spoons were probably used as cooking, serving, and eating utensils (Dirst: 97). Many are notched probably for ornamental purposes (Dirst: 97). In historic times the Indians of Wisconsin are known to have also used clam shells to scale fish (Dirst: 97).

A single shell bead was found among the Lasley's Point shell artifacts. It is a disc with a hole drilled in the center for suspension.

Discs are common among the shell artifacts from Lasley's Point. They were made by chipping and grinding the shell edges to form small circular objects. Little is known about these artifacts, but they may have been used as gaming pieces.

Shell artifacts that had evidence of human modification but were too fragmented to be assigned an artifact type were classified as "worked shell." This includes shells that were notched, cut, and/or ground.



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