- Museum number
Animal teeth, a number retaining evidence of perforation though many are extremely fragmentary. Originally probably formed a necklace. 21 in total.
- Curator's comments
- Material recovered from an isolated mound sited on the terrace overlooking High Bank Works, referred to in Squier annd Davis' volume (Plate II) as Mound 1. Probably part of a necklace recovered from around the neck of a skeleton positioned within an enclosure of unworked logs. The skeleton was much decayed.
"Around the neck of the skeleton, forming a triple row, and retaining their position as originally strung and deposited with the dead, were several hundred beads, made of the compact portion of marine shells and of the tusks of some animal" (Squier and Davis(1848) P.163).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1931E1.606 (old CDMS no.)