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Fossil shark tooth (probably Carcharocles spp.) used as tool to decorate pottery  (Pottery making tools)  "1700-1900 (tooth probably dates to Middle Miocene epoch: 13 to 15 million years ago)"

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1700-1900

Materials:

Fossil shark tooth/teeth

Techniques:

Unmodified

Dimensions:

Cultures:

American Indians, Mid-Atlantic, Native Americans, North America, Pamunkey (archaeological), Powhatan, Woodlands

Site Name:

Shell midden

City:

Pamunkey Reservation

County:

King William County

State:

Virginia

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Collected in 1922 by anthropologist Frank G. Speck (1881-1951), probably during fieldwork sponsored by MAI.

Source ID:

NMAI_118982

Catalog Number:

11/378

Album Name:

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