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Natural History Specimens


The J. P. Harrington Collection contains several thousand natural history specimens—mostly plants, but also shells, animal bones and other types of specimens, together with native language terms and cultural information. Generally these samples are organized by collecting location and then by the cultural or linguistic group that provided the associated information. Some plant materials have been examined by ethnobotanists who have provided determinations. However, most specimens have not been processed nor formally identified.

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Natural History Specimens Inventory

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Natural History Specimans by Specific Culture


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Chumash Natural History Specimens Salinan Natural History Specimens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Sincere appreciation and thanks to those who helped make the Harrington collection more widely accessible to the interested public. Support for preparation and digitization of the collection for online access has been provided by the following:

Arcadia Fund; Colorado College Library; Cow Creek Band of Umpqua; Pechanga Band of Luiseno; Recovering Voices, SI; Rosetta Project, Long Now Foundation; Save America’s Treasures, DoI; Matthew Vestuto, on behalf of BarbareƱo/VentureƱo Band of Mission Indians; Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival (AICLS); and the Collections Program of the National Museum of Natural History.

 

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