Monthly Archives: September 2012

Horn spoon

TU66.3-11, carved horn spoon, Northwest Coast, North America, 15″ long, University of Pennsylvania Collection.  The horn was shaped and thinned using hot water and was likely made for the tourist trade in the early 20th century. Illustration by Muriel Kirkpatrick.

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Under the microscope

Before recently leaving Temple, Heather Veneziano visited Muriel and me in the Lab to look at a few artifacts made of fiber under a USB 200x microscope. Heather spent nearly 5 years as the Technical Assistant in the Tyler Fiber … Continue reading

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