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Bead/beads

Bead/beads
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Culture/People
probably Tairona (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Excavator
J. Alden Mason (John Alden Mason), Non-Indian, 1885-1967
Previous owner
Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago Natural History Museum), 1893-
Date created
AD 1200-1800
Object Type
Adornment/Jewelry
Object Name
Bead/beads
Media/Materials
Quartz crystal
Techniques
Ground, drilled, polished
Catalog Number
13/7716
Barcode
137716.000
Collection History
Excavated in 1922 or 1923 by archaeologist John Alden Mason (1885-1967), then on the staff of the Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago, Illinois) and a member of the Marshall Field Archaeological Expedition to Colombia; acquired by MAI in 1925 through an exchange with the Field Museum.
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Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
See related items
Tairona (archaeological culture)
Adornment/Jewelry
Place
Santa Marta; Santa Marta Municipality; Magdalena Department; Colombia
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