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3mm × 36mm Cast from single mold poured from head. Slender 1 mm pointed shaft emerging from inverted conical domed head. Head has four striations radiating from center. 3mm × 6mm Description the same as #5354 except top of head is smooth. 3mm × 27mm Description same as #5355. 3mm × 27mm Made in 2-piece mold. Pointed 1mm dia. shaft and bottom portion of head in one mold. Domed conical head in 2nd mold. Mold marks appear around head circumference. 3mm × 24mm Description same as #5255. 1mm × 23mm Description same as #5255.
The piece measures 42 inches by 42 inches and has a pattern of parallel black stripes intersecting parallel stripes of black and white, making a checked pattern. There is no indication that the edges were ever finished. 2. 12. A wool carpet runner (Car. #2870). Photograph courtesy of' DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Valley, Iowa. sible. Another possibility is that the piece was from a bolt of uncut fabric taken on the journey to be used at a later time.
Louis, New Orleans, or Chicago. Many manufacturers of clothing, shoes, household items, and tools produced catalogs to promote sales in remote regions. Their catalogs provide a wealth of information for identifying artifacts in several of the boxes and for generating hypotheses about what might be found in the boxes. Hypotheses are predictions to be tested against the reality of a set of variables, in this case, artifacts. These predictions determine how researchers structure their data collection and interpret the data.