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Carved Antler Bone

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Carved antler bone, possibly Tequesta Indian, found at the Margate-Blount archaeological dig area.  It is a small piece of unidentified bone that has been intricately carved.  Prominent carvings include dual four leaf clover designs and a zoomorphic hook. Margate-Blount was discovered in 1959 by former Pompano Beach Mayor Bruce Blount, who found a wooden crypt filled with skeletons after engineers bulldozed the area he was leasing. Archaeologists began to study the site north of Northwest 72nd Street and west of University Drive. Subsequent digs were conducted through 2002. Items pulled over the years include ceramics, shells, antlers, carved animal bones, shark teeth and a shark vertebrae. It's one of about 500 Indian archaeological sites scattered everywhere from along the beach in Fort Lauderdale all the way out to Weston and the Everglades.
Title: Carved Antler Bone.
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Date Created: [unknown]
Extent: 5 x 1 x 6 cm
Summary: Carved antler bone, possibly Tequesta Indian, found at the Margate-Blount archaeological dig area.  It is a small piece of unidentified bone that has been intricately carved.  Prominent carvings include dual four leaf clover designs and a zoomorphic hook. Margate-Blount was discovered in 1959 by former Pompano Beach Mayor Bruce Blount, who found a wooden crypt filled with skeletons after engineers bulldozed the area he was leasing. Archaeologists began to study the site north of Northwest 72nd Street and west of University Drive. Subsequent digs were conducted through 2002. Items pulled over the years include ceramics, shells, antlers, carved animal bones, shark teeth and a shark vertebrae. It's one of about 500 Indian archaeological sites scattered everywhere from along the beach in Fort Lauderdale all the way out to Weston and the Everglades.
Identifier: BC006 (IID), 1858 (local)
Subject(s): Bone carving
Indians of North America -- Florida
Florida
Held by: Broward College Museum Collection
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/broward/fd/BC006
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