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CAS 0005-0169   CAS 0005-0169; Knife sharpener
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Knife sharpener
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Stone
Description Smooth polished stone that is cylindrical in form and tapered a proximal end with a hole drilled in proximal end that has possible seal skin thong tied around it; Distal end is missing.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 1.4, Thickness = 1.4, Length = 4.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0171   CAS 0005-0171; Utensil
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Utensil
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Bone
Description Curved bone with shallow depression carved in one side similar to a scoop.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 2.8, Width = 6.1, Length = 23.0

Catalog Number CAS 0005-0172A,B   CAS 0005-0172A,B; Adze blade in holder
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Adze blade in holder
Culture Eskimo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Bone; Jade
Description Bone adze blade holder with jade adze blade inserted in slot on end; Four holes drilled in other end for attachment to handle; Holder is attached with leather strap to handle CAS 0005-0367.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 5.2, Length = 11.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0173   CAS 0005-0173; Scraper
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Scraper
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Bone; Stone: slate
Description Scraper made out of mammal rib with a slate blade inserted in one side; One end has hole drilled through it.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 2.1, Thickness = 0.7, Length = 8.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0174   CAS 0005-0174; Scraper
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Scraper
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory; Metal: Iron
Description Thin rectangular ivory handle that curves slightly on each end and has an iron blade inserted in on side; One end has two holes that have broken through the edge and the other end has one hole; Iron is very rusted.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 2.1, Thickness = 0.8, Length = 9.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0175   CAS 0005-0175; Scraper handle
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Scraper handle
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Bone
Description Carved bone handle the body of which bows slightly with the ends curving in the opposite direction; Slot in one edge for blade placement; Design etched on both faces and a hole drilled in one end.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 1.7, Thickness = 0.7, Length = 9.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0176   CAS 0005-0176; Fishing implement
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Fishing implement
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Carved in the shape of a mitten with a separate thumb; used on end of line when pulling in a seal.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 2.2, Thickness = 1.6, Length = 4.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0177   CAS 0005-0177; Fishing implement
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Fishing implement
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Carved in the shape of a mitten with a separate thumb.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 2.0, Thickness = 1.3, Length = 3.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0215   CAS 0005-0215; Tool fragment
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Tool fragment
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Stone: flint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Width = 1.4, Thickness = 0.8, Length = 4.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0230   CAS 0005-0230; Knife
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Knife
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Stone
Description
Dimensions (cm) Width = 3.7, Thickness = 0.7, Length = 6.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0231   CAS 0005-0231; Knife
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Knife
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Stone
Description
Dimensions (cm) Width = 2.3, Thickness = 0.5, Length = 6.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0232   CAS 0005-0232; Comb fragment
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Comb fragment
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Bone
Description Carved bone fragment of a comb.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 3.1, Thickness = 0.3, Length = 4.7

Catalog Number CAS 0005-0233   CAS 0005-0233; Comb (unfinished)
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Comb (unfinished)
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Pendant with comb shape etched in it, rectangular in shape with one end rounded and the other squared off, the squared off end has shallow grooves to represent the teeth of the comb; Rounded end has hole drilled through it.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 1.5, Thickness = 0.2, Length = 3.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0234   CAS 0005-0234; Ivory implement
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Ivory implement
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Rectangular implement with slot carved in one end; Linear design carved on one face; Opposite side is tapered on end away from slot; Possibly used in arrow fletching.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 1.8, Thickness = 0.9, Length = 6.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0235   CAS 0005-0235; Needle
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Needle
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Curved ivory needle with hole drilled in one end.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 0.6, Thickness = 0.5, Length = 6.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0236   CAS 0005-0236; Ivory implement
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Ivory implement
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Peg shaped implement with notch engraved in one end for attachment, other end is tapered at the end to a very thin wedge shape.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 0.9, Thickness = 0.6, Length = 5.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0237   CAS 0005-0237; Needle
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Needle
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Carved ivory needle with hole carved in proximal end and design carved on proximal end.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 0.9, Thickness = 0.3, Length = 6.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0238   CAS 0005-0238; Pendant blank or fishing implement (?)
Category Jewelry & Metalwork; Tools & Implements
Object Name Pendant blank or fishing implement (?)
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory: walrus tusk
Description Tip of walrus tusk shows multiple drill marks where separated from body of tusk, one hole drilled through end with another hole started but not completed.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 2.4, Thickness = 1.4, Length = 4.3

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0239   CAS 0005-0239; Ivory implement
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Ivory implement
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Carved foreshaft for arrow, tapered cone shape on proximal end with hole in distal end for point.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 1.0, Length = 7.0

Catalog Number CAS 0005-0245   CAS 0005-0245; Comb
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Comb
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Rectangular body that tapers inward then flares outward to the end of the handle which forms a crescent with blunted tips.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 3.7, Thickness = 0.4, Length = 7.2
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