probably Pueblo (Anasazi): Basketmaker Tradition (archaeological culture) (attributed)
500 BC-AD 500
Found under Great Natural Bridge; Great Natural Bridge, Grand Gulch; San Juan County; Utah; USA
Wood, cordage, yucca fiber, tree pitch/gum
Carved, incised, drilled, wrapped, coated
Collected or excavated in 1893-1894 by members of the Hyde Exploring Expedition (1896-1899), led by Richard Wetherill (1858-1910) and funded by New York City businessman and explorer Benjamin Talbot Babbitt Hyde (1872-1933) and his brother Frederick E. Hyde, Jr. (1874-1944) or in 1896-1897 by members of the Whitmore-Bowles Grand Gulch Expedition, led by Richard Wetherill (1858-1910) and funded by George Bowles and Charles E. Whitmore, Jr. (1870-ca. 1940); sold to Benjamin and Frederick Hyde in 1897; housed with Hyde expedition materials at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City until 1909 when it and other materials were removed by George Pepper, apparently at the behest of Benjamin Hyde; purchased by MAI from Benjamin Hyde in 1916 using funds donated by Thea (Mrs. George) Heye.
62 x 15 x 3 cm
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