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This page contains Native American Indian "decorative" and ornamental relics made from bone, shell and stone materials. This includes bannerstones as well as gorgets and stone effigy items.
Please Note: For more bone and shell items which were specifically used as necklaces, please see our "Indian beads" page. For bone items used as weapons, such as Harpoons, bone arrowheads as well as bone tool items, such as Wedges, Awls and Pressure flaking tools, please see our Bone Tools pages.
Also CALIFORNIA CHARMSTONES HAVE BEEN MOVED TO THE NEW CHARMSTONE PAGES
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Item: Type: Pueblo Necklace Provenance: Price
RFBO19 A Pendant Collector's DREAM! A HIGHLY unusual and very RARE Pueblo Necklace Recovered from the Lake Roosevelt area 2,000.00
assemblage consisting of 12 drilled Frog effigy clamshell beads, 2 drilled olivella shell in Gila County, Arizona during August 1937
beads, 2 green turquoise pendants and 2 curved, drilled shell bangles. I've never seen
anything remotely similar to this GREAT assemblage! VERY CHOICE material
Era: Second Pueblo Prehistoric Period - 900 A.D. to 1150 A.D.
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Item: Type: Bone Pendant Sections Provenance: Price
WVBO1 A pair of broken bone Pendants which are Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon SOLD
probably about 3/4's their original, intact size. (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection 8/24
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Item: Type: Bone Tube Beads Provenance: Price
WVBO2 A nice pair of Bone Tube Beads in very good condition Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 60.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Bone Pendants Provenance: Price
WVBO3 A very nice pair of drilled bone Pendants which are Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 350.00
in excellent condition. These are quite scarce. (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Etched Bone Bead Provenance: Price
WVBO4 A very rare Bone Tubular Bead which was incised Found at the Wakemap Mound site on the 175.00
with geometric shapes by it's creator Columbia River in Washington in 1960
  Ex: Frank Buehler Collection
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Item: Type: Incised Canine Tooth Gaming Pieces Provenance: Price
WVBO5 A very rare pair of Incised Canine Teeth Gaming pieces, Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon SOLD
used in gambling games by the Native Americans (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection 8/8
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Item: Type: Incised Ivory Gaming Token Provenance: Price
WVBO6 A very rare knobbed, incised and drilled Gaming Token Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon SOLD
which was most likely used in Gambling Games (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection  
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Item: Type: Fishing Net Gauge Provenance: Price
WVBO7 A nice, somewhat ornate fossilized ivory Fishing Net Gauge used for both Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon SOLD
spacing as well as for measuring the thickness of the net's individual strands (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection 8/8
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Item: Type: Bone Pendant Provenance: Price
WVBO8 A very unusual carved bone Pendant in excellent condition Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 50.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Clam Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
WVBO10 A double-drilled and polished oval-shaped Clam Shell Pendant Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 65.00
which shows ancient cracking to one edge above the holes (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Dentalium and Shell Bead Set Provenance: Price
WVBO12 A nice group of 7 Dentalium Beads, and Dentalium Bead partials, one having Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 250.00
very intricate incised patterns and 2 cylindrical bone beads. The Dentalium shells (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
were used as "Wampum" money for inter-tribal trading in the days of old
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Item: Type: Incised Bone Pendant Set Provenance: Price
WVBO13 A very nice set of 3 bone Pendants, 2 of which Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 250.00
have incised patterns. An attractive set. (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Drilled Tooth Pendant Provenance: Price
WVBO14 An obviously very old, aged fossilized sea mammal Tooth drilled Pendant Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 50.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Bird Bone Tubular Beads Provenance: Price
WVBO15 A nice set of 4 Bird Bone Tubular Beads used for necklace adornment Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 125.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Canine Teeth Pendants Provenance: Price
WVBO28 A nice pair of Canine Teeth Pendant "preforms", one of which is damaged at the root Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 50.00
end. These were normally drilled for use on necklaces or as a singular piece pendant (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Drilled Pebble Pendant Provenance: Price
WVBO29 A nice polished and drilled triangular pebble Pendant which Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 75.00
has chipping to one edge on side B. Still a scarce piece (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Ancient Bone Bead Set Provenance: Price
WVBO30 A nice set of 5 very ancient Bone Beads Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 150.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Bone Bead Pair Provenance: Price
WVBO31 A nice pair of bird bone tubular Beads, one of which has tally marks on 2 sides Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 200.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Polished Stone Beads Provenance: Price
WVBO32 A nice set of very rare polished and drilled Stone Beads Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 150.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Shell Bead Set Provenance: Price
WVBO33 A GREAT assortment of 10 polished and drilled Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 225.00
Abalone and Clam shell Disk Beads (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Drilled Bead Set Provenance: Price
WVBO34 A nice set of 9 polished and drilled stone and shell Necklace Beads Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 250.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Drilled Bead Set Provenance: Price
WVBO35 A nice set of 7 polished and drilled Shell Necklace Beads Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 150.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Drilled Bead Set Provenance: Price
WVBO36 A nice set of 9 polished and drilled stone and shell Necklace Beads Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 175.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Polished Weaving Shuttle Provenance: Price
RFBO6 A highly polished Bone Weaving Shuttle in excellent Recovered from Humboldt, Arizona 250.00
condition, most likely from the proto-historic era.
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Item: Type: Rare Chumash Bead Inlaid Wand & Misc. Chumash Artifacts Provenance: Price
BEBO1 A GREAT little group of Chumash artifacts consisting of a VERY RARE Recovered from Goleta, CA, 1,500.00
Olivella drilled disk bead inlaid deer bone wand, a small pestle with asphaltum Santa Barbara Co., CA
residue and 2 asphaltum clumps which display basketry impressions. A most (MANY details to buyer,
unique offering having solid provenance from the finder in the 1920's including site map)
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Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old
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Item: Type: Shell inlaid Steatite Pendant Provenance: Price
BEBO2 An ultra-rare highly polished steatite drilled disk pendant having individually drilled and Recovered from Southern California, 1800.00
shaped olivella shell squares attached to it's surface on both sides by asphaltum. It also most likely from the Santa Barbara area
has etchings along it's edge and groove all around it's circumference. Obviously the
craftsmanship of a Chumash artisan. Sadly it has a couple of ancient chips to it's edges,
but this still doesn't take away the fact that this is a highly unusual and rare piece
Era: Classic to Late periods - 500 AD to 1800 AD
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Item: Type: Chumash Abalone Shell Dinner Plate Provenance: Price
BEBO4 A VERY rare and unique LARGE abalone shell dinner plate in outstanding condition Recovered from 2,500.00
and still having alsphaltum "plugs" to seal it for use, attributed to the Chumash Tribe. Santa Barbara, CA
This is an outstanding museum piece, and the first one we've ever seen and had the
honor to offer on the open market. It must have been used by tribal members who
had a superior standing within the tribe, sort of like someone's finest china plates
Era: Classic to Late periods - 500 AD to 1800 AD
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Item: Type: Spindle Whorls Provenance: Price
RPBO19 A nice pair of terra cotta Spindle Whorls in excellent condition Recovered from Mexico (NFI) 50.00
  Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Iroquois Trade Items Provenance: Price
RPBO20 A most interesting group of 4 Iroquois artifacts consisting of a flattened brass decorative necklace plate having 7 Recovered from 125.00
drilled holes, a smaller hammered brass oval shaped pendant having a single drilled hole, a hammered brass "ring" Ontario, Canada (NFI)
which was most likely used as a pressure-fit clamp to hold together sections of an Arrow, and a highly polished
bone tube of unknown use, although this one has "score marks" indicative of bone sections used for hafting other
tools. The original label states that the metal artifacts were created from a post-contact Trade Kettle. Post
contact metallic items transformed by the Indians are quite scarce and desirable items, and all are quite unique.
Era: Historic Phase - ca. 1620 to 1640 A.D. Ex: Greg Perino
 

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