Coiled one rod basket tube which was coated on the outside with a carefully fitted mosaic of 1500 turquoise pieces, orange colored rodent teeth ground down to fit, red argillite rectangles and a few narrow black stone inlays. May have been used as ornamental arm bands.
West Virginia Archaic complex artifacts. W. Harris collection from East Steubenville site (46-Br-31) -- red ochre, hematite concretion showing polish, plain and notched awls, longitudinally split perforated stem point of bone which has been reworked into awl.
This is the most beautiful of the pieces with a little spoon called "Tablillas de Ofrendas". As far as I know, only three specimens of these tablets have been found: One is in the Ethnologic Museum of Buenos Aires and the other two are in the Hildeshein Romermuseum. This most valuable archeological piece was found in Tiahuanaco. These pieces were used in certain cult practices, but their specific object has not been found out. Posnansky is of th
Pyrite-incrusted plaque with carved back. The drawing is correct in showing six curved elements upon the altar although in the photograph three appear, because of the direction from which the light falls it appears to be but four.