American Indian Necklace Ornament


Marquand, United States

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This is a necklace ornament. I found it at a yard sale and the guy told me he thought it was a fake so he sold it to me for $.50 cents. The hole bored in the end is a tapered hole, larger on the outside than in the center. Indians used pointed stones and sand to bore holes through other stones and their holes were often smaller in the center than the outside so it is not a fake and I have never seen another like it. If you look closely you can see the taper in the hole. This ornament is only about an inch and a half long.

American Indian archeology has been divided into basically four time periods by archeologists – The Paleo Period – Prehistoric to 20,000 years BC – Archaic Period – 20,000 to 10,000 years BC – Woodland Period 10,000 BC to 1000 AD and the Mississippian Period – 1000 AD to 1600 AD

The Paleo period was primarily found in the American southwest because of the cold that existed over much of the north part of America at that time. The later Paleo and other periods spread across the entire continent.

The woodland period was when the Indians started growing crops and staying in one location instead of traveling and hunting all the time. Their stone work was of a much poorer quality but they started making pottery from clay. They tempered their pottery with sand so it didn’t last like the later period pottery did.

During the Mississippian period the American Indians began to come together into tribes from their former existence as extended family groups.

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