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Pumice



Pumice

1 9/16 x 2 7/8 x 1 7/16 in. (4 x 7.3 x 3.7 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 64.25.5
Geography: North and Central America, United States, New Mexico
Classification: Raw Materials and Organic Remains; Raw Materials
Culture/Nationality: Native American

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  • Native American - Typically reserved to refer narrowly to the cultures of the native peoples of the United States and Canada, excluding the Eskimos and Aleuts. For the indigenous peoples of Canada use the term "First Nations." For the broader concept of the cultures of any native peoples of Central America, South America, North America, or the West Indies who are considered to belong to the Mongoloid division of the human species, use "Amerindian (culture)."
  • North American - Refers to the cultures of the continent of North America, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Circle, and Central America. In classifications schemes based on physical geography, Central America, and North America are parts of the same continent.
  • pumice - A pale gray, porous variety of the volcanic stone rhyolite; it is composed of potassium aluminum silicate with small amounts of iron and alkalis. Pumice is used as an abrasive for polishing jewelry, cleaning metals, and smoothing vellum and parchment. In its solid form it is used as an abrasive and aggregate and in its powdered form it is used as a polish and abrasive.
  • Southwestern Native American - Styles and cultures Southwestern Native America.

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/147538 |title=Pumice |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=7/7/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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