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Bone, Shell and (Ornamental) Stone Page 2   Page 1

This page contains Native American Indian "decorative" and ornamental relics made from bone, shell and stone materials. This includes bannerstones as well as gorgets and stone effigy items.
Please Note: For more bone and shell items which were specifically used as necklaces, please see our "Indian beads" page. For bone items used as weapons, such as Harpoons, Bone Arrowheads as well as bone tool items, such as Wedges, Awls and Pressure flaking tools, please see our Bone Tools pages.
Also CALIFORNIA CHARMSTONES HAVE BEEN MOVED TO THE NEW CHARMSTONE PAGES

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Item: Type: 8 Early Buttons Provenance: Price
RPBO21 An interesting collection of 8 post-contact buttons in a variety of materials. Found by Greg Perino at various lodge 150.00
All of these are obviously quite old and the variety of styles is most interesting. sites along the Mississippi River
Era: Proto-historic to Historic Periods Ex: Greg Perino

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Item: Type: RARE Incised Californian Pendant Provenance: Price
SDBO1 An extremely rare ground slate incised, drilled and scored Pendant having a short length of Recovered from the Lower Klamath River in 4,000.00
twisted cordage attached with 2 Russian trade beads. It has a slight nick from one edge on NW California in 1913 (Detailed history to buyer)
side B and a slight nick to the end, but is otherwise in outstanding condition for the age. It
retains traces of red ochre in many of the incised triangular patterns on side A. The original
owner gave this a date of circa. 1870-1890, but I think that the pendant is much older and
that the cordage and trade beads were probably added during the later 1800's period
mentioned. Californian incised stone pendants are EXTREMELY RARE and this one is
listed on the COA as a "Museum quality piece"! Stermer COA
 
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Item: Type: Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
MHBO1603 A most attractive double-drilled abalone shell pendant in perfect condition. Coming from Recovered from the Hotchkiss Mound Site, 75.00
a well documented site, these are very scarce and in very short supply now-a-days. in Contra Costa Co., CA (details to buyer) 50.00
Era: Hotchkiss phase, dated between A.D. 1100 A.D. and 1300 A.D. Ex: Michael Hough
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Item: Type: Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
MHBO1609 A most attractive single-drilled abalone shell pendant in perfect condition and Recovered from the Hotchkiss Mound Site, 75.00
having a most intriguing array of rainbow colors, which, unfortunately my digital in Contra Costa Co., CA (details to buyer) 50.00
camera was unable to display accurately. Coming from a well documented site,
these are very scarce and in very short supply now-a-days.
Era: Hotchkiss phase, dated between A.D. 1100 A.D. and 1300 A.D. Ex: Michael Hough
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Item: Type: Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
MHBO1611 A most attractive double-drilled abalone shell pendant which has slight roughness to one Recovered from the Hotchkiss Mound Site, 85.00
edge (right side in photo 2) but which is essentially "all there" as it was anciently made. It in Contra Costa Co., CA (details to buyer) 50.00
has diagonally banded rainbow colors which are simply outstanding. Coming from a well
documented site, these are very scarce and in very short supply now-a-days.
Era: Hotchkiss phase, dated between A.D. 1100 A.D. and 1300 A.D. Ex: Michael Hough

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Item: Type: Etched Pendant Provenance: Price
DFBO18 A highly unusual ground slate arrowhead shaped pendant having   Found in a garden near 150.00
  most unusual "micro" etchings. Obviously a "magic charm" worn Kettle Falls, WA in the 100.00
  by an ancient Native American. I have no "factual basis" for this 1950's  
  statement, but from holding this stone, I get the distinct    
  impression that this was a "gift necklace" from an Indian Brave    
  to his intended wife. Whether my opinion is right or wrong, this    
  is still a very unique piece.    
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Item: Type: Scarce Grooved Columbia River Stone Pendant Provenance: Price
DABO22 A quite attractive and quite scarce grooved Columbia River Recovered on the 75.00
  stone pendant in perfect condition. Columbia River in  
    Washington  
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Item: Type: Scarce Grooved Columbia River Stone Pendant Provenance: Price
DABO23 A quite attractive and quite scarce grooved Columbia River Recovered on the 100.00
  stone pendant in perfect condition. Columbia River in 50.00
    Washington  
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Item: Type: Scarce Grooved Columbia River Stone Pendant Provenance: Price
DABO24 A quite attractive and quite scarce grooved Columbia River Recovered on the 125.00
  stone pendant in perfect condition. Columbia River in 75.00
    Washington  
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Item: Type: Scarce Grooved Columbia River Stone Pendant Provenance: Price
DABO26 A quite attractive and quite scarce grooved Columbia River Recovered on the 125.00
  stone pendant in perfect condition. Columbia River in  
    Washington  
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Item: Type: High Plains Bird Effigy Provenance: Price
ELBO3 An extremely rare speckled granite High Plains Whip-poor-will Found at Spiritwood 2,900.00
  bird effigy in very good condition. It comes with a Jeb Taylor Lake in the 1920's in  
  artifact evaluation dated 10/20/08. It measures 6.8” long  x Stuttsman County,  
  3.8” wide x 3.5” tall. North Dakota  
    Ex: Gary Leppart  

Item: Type: Fired Clay Idol/Effigy Provenance: Price
TSCBO4 A very unusual and VERY rare, nicely hand-shaped Anasazi fired clay anthropomorphic Recovered on a 3,500.00
  Idol/Human female effigy figure dating between 900 A.D. to 1050 A.D. This rare item private ranch near  
  measures 5" high x 2-1/2" wide and is actually a very dark chocolate brown/charcoal Chaco Canyon, Arizona  
  black in color, although I greatly lightened up the photos to show it's detail. This is a one-    
  of-a-kind museum piece folks, the likes of which I've never seen offered for sale in this size Stermer COA dlpo

Item: Type: Shell Gorget Provenance: Price
LSBO45 A very rare and seldom offered for sale small-sized double- Recovered from Casas 135.00
  drilled shell gorget. This one is a very attractive piece and with   Grandes, AZ by the  
  the exception of a small section chipped on one edge (center left Archaeologist Bob  
  side in photo 1) is in excellent condition. This one would make a Kelly during the 1970's  
  great addition to offset and add interest to a "frame of points".    

Item: Type: Shell Bracelet Provenance: Price
LSBO49 A nice, interesting worked clamshell bracelet in excellent Recovered from Casas 85.00
  condition. Items like this are quite scarce and seldom seen for Grandes, AZ by the  
  sale as they are quite delicate and few survived the ages of time. Archaeologist Bob  
    Kelly during the 1970's  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
RPBO13 A very nice and quite varied group of 12 drilled stone and shell All recovered from various 300.00
pendants and beads with one adolescent's ear spool, which is unspecified ancient sites in
quite a rarity in itself. New Mexico
Ex: Greg Perino

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DVBO2 A nice gray stone Sea Lion Effigy from Reported from the mouth of 1400.00
the Yurok tribe, most likely from the the Klamath River, N. CA
historic period (Est. mid to late 1800's) Ex: Dr. Allen Heflin Collection

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
RPBO1 An interesting lot of 4 reed sections, some of which Recovered in a cave on 120.00
were fire-treated and which were all intended for use private property in Oregon
to join sections of a compound arrow. Quite a rare
and unique group. These would make an excellent Ex: Dickson
addition to any perishables collection. Ex: Perino

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DIBO2 YIKES!... An absolutely GORGEOUS Museum-quality Only documented as 2,600.00
green and black circular banded glacial slate Expanded being from Ohio
Center Gorget. It's highly polished all the way around and 
is the best example we have seen of this scarce type. Tom
Davis gives this one a well deserved G10 grade. Gorgets 
of this caliper are seldom seen for sale anywhere. Davis COA (G10)

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
TABBO1 An EXTREMELY RARE one of a kind Offered for sale by the original finder  3800.00
highly polished green, burgundy and who recovered this beauty on his own
brown serpentine Rabbit Effigy property near Grass Valley, California
recovered in Maidu-Miwok territory, (more details to buyer)
dating at least 2000 to 3000 years old

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
BMBO1 A rare and attractive green banded slate Recovered in 750.00

banner stone, measuring 4-3/16 x 2-7/16

Warren county, Ohio
  Davis COA (G5)

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHBO807 A very large, colorful and rare Recovered in Humboldt Co., CA 250.00
matching pair of drilled abalone in 1939 by Dr. H.H. Stuart 175.00
shell "earings", published in Lar
Hothem's Ornamental Indian
Artifacts, page 345, plate 1.
These are truly museum grade pieces !

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
GBBO3 A reddish-brown ground and polished Provenance 250.00
slate drilled pendant having some  undocumented
surface features resembling exposure to
direct fire. It has a chip to one face
near the bottom (photo 4) and some
roughness to one edge near the stem.
Additionally it is published in Charles
Miles Indian & Eskimo Artifacts of
North America, page 136, plate 5.8

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DGBO11 A fairly thick (for type) green and   Recovered in 500.00
gray polished steatite ear spool in Sacramento Co., CA
very good condition, but having a
few dings on the outer face.
(photo 5) Still, quite a rare item

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
GBBO1 An exceptional and very long red-brown From the Chumash or 850.00
drilled soapstone bead having 2 external  Canalino area of
grooves. (For the size and craftsmanship, California, most likely
and the fact that it wasn't used as a pipe, Santa Barbara County
I'm gonna go out on a limb and offer my
opinion of this piece as being a shaman's
healing tube) It is published in Charles 
Miles Indian & Eskimo Artifacts of North
America, page 136, plate 5.5

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHBO1416 Two old mother of pearl buttons. Found in 12.00
(Don't ask... I haven't a clue either!) Navajo Co., AZ  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHBO1304 A very nice attractive pair of small  Recovered near 15.00
clamshell pendants. These look nice Hood River, Oregon  
to dress-up an arrowhead case Ex: Michael Hough

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DFBO1 A Canine tooth pendant preform Recovered in 15.00
(undrilled) in very good condition Oklahoma

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DFBO4 A Canine tooth pendant preform Recovered in 15.00
(undrilled) having some chipping Burns, OR
to it's end as well as to the
concave inner edge (photo 3)

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DFBO6 A pair of broken, incised dentalium Recovered on private 18.00
shells, priced accordingly property near the   
Columbia River, WA
during the 1960's

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DFBO7 A nice pair of slightly chipped Recovered on private 30.00
and very rare minutely incised property near the  
dentalium shells Columbia River, WA
during the 1960's

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACBO50 A very crusty duo, 1 being a Recovered on private farmland near 50.00
drilled charmstone, the other Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the
being a net-weight ring 1950's through 1960's
(More information to buyer)
Ex: Leon Taylor

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHBO1437 An abalone shell pendant having a Recovered in 20.00
single hole in the body and a cracked Humboldt Co., CA  
edge at the top of the suspension hole.
Quite a colorful and attractive piece.

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
GBBO10 A slightly battered, somewhat crudely Found in 175.00
made banded slate Gorget having Jackson Co., OK
excellent mineralization as testimony
to it's antiquity. Not a bad filler piece

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DABO721 A very aged Canine Tooth Pendant which Found on the 20.00
has some damage, especially to one end Columbia River
in Oregon

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DABO722 A very nice iridescent drilled triangular Shell  Found on the 35.00
Pendant which is missing sections from the surface Columbia River
on side B, although it still retains it's full form. in Oregon

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DABO727 A fairly rustic drilled Antler Pendant which is Found on the 40.00
pretty much "all there" as it was made and Columbia River
worn in ancient times in Oregon

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DGBO8 A pretty nice double-drilled and Recovered in 175.00
highly polished green and tan Sacramento, CA area
unknown host stone pendant
having wavy horizontal lines
which have an iridescent quality
(It resembles Tiger Eye)

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHBO683 A wooden weaving spindle having From Chancaz, Peru 20.00
red, white and blue painted bands
with a black incised and painted
bead in excellent condition Ex: Michael Hough

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DFBO8 Two VERY long (for type) dentalium  Recovered on private 50.00
shells having extremely intricate incising property near the 45.00
geometric patterns, a very nice set Columbia River, WA
during the 1960's

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MBBO103 A gorgeous salt water clam shell drilled  Found in Boulder Co., CO 30.00
disc bead having very detailed provenance. Full, VERY detailed  
It has ancient nicking to the edges information to buyer

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MBBO104 A gorgeous salt water clam shell Found in Boulder Co., CO 35.00
drilled disc bead having very Full, VERY detailed  
detailed provenance. It has information to buyer
ancient nicking to the edges

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
SABO2 A bluish-black schist pendant Quay Co., NM 40.00
having a single drilled hole and
slight ancient chipping along the
straight edge. Quite a strange item

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