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Ring



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2 1/32 x 2 3/32 x 1 3/32 in. (5.2 x 5.3 x 2.8 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 70.39.80
Other Number(s): 23070 (The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Number)
Geography: North and Central America, United States, California, San Miguel Island
Classification: Tools and Equipment
Culture/Nationality: Native American
Collection: William S. Vaux Collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

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  • Central American - Refers to the cultures of the area of Central America, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, Mexico, and South America. In classifications schemes based on physical geography, Central America and North America are parts of the same continent.
  • clubs - General term for percussive weapons typically consisting of a staff of wood, metal, or other hard, heavy material, often carrying a head of stone or metal, wielded by hand as striking weapons.
  • digging sticks - Hand-held sticks designed for digging in the earth, to expose roots or tubers, and for planting.
  • drilling - Refers to the making of holes in metal, wood, or other materials, and for making holes in the earth, as for drilling a well or for oil.
  • 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.
  • rings - Small circular bands worn on the finger; typically circlets of real or simulated precious metal, and frequently set with precious stones or imitations of these, intended for wearing upon the finger either as an ornament or as a token.
  • stone - General term for rock that has been cut, shaped, crushed, or otherwise formed for use in construction or other purposes. Includes the specific archaeological and anthropological sense of individual stones which may be decorated or ornamented and which may be used in ritual contexts. These are usually not carved or dressed, and so differ from sculptures made from stone.

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