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Record Count: (626 - 650 out of 743)

Serpentine Discoidal Object

Serpentine Discoidal Object

Thick disk-type object. Collection of archaeological material, composed of stone and pottery objects and soil samples from excavations at La Venta, Tabasco. Carried out by Robert F. Heizer, Philip Drucker and Robert Squier of National Geographic Society - Smithsonian Institution - University of California expedition of 1955. Received by transfer from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1959.

Soapstone Fragments

Soapstone Fragments

Two cylindrical soapstone fragments. Field number “11” Collection of archaeological material, composed of stone and pottery objects and soil samples from excavations at La Venta, Tabasco. Carried out by Robert F. Heizer, Philip Drucker and Robert Squier of National Geographic Society - Smithsonian Institution - University of California expedition of 1955. Received by transfer from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1959.

Chert Projectile Point

Chert Projectile Point

Chipped point or blade fragment. Collection of archaeological material, composed of stone and pottery objects and soil samples from excavations at La Venta, Tabasco. Carried out by Robert F. Heizer, Philip Drucker and Robert Squier of National Geographic Society - Smithsonian Institution - University of California expedition of 1955. Received by transfer from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1959.

Celt Poll

Celt Poll

Serpentine celt fragment. Collection of archaeological material, composed of stone and pottery objects and soil samples from excavations at La Venta, Tabasco. Carried out by Robert F. Heizer, Philip Drucker and Robert Squier of National Geographic Society - Smithsonian Institution - University of California expedition of 1955. Received by transfer from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1959.

Discoidal Core

Discoidal Core

Discoidal core -- pecking stone. Collection of archaeological material, composed of stone and pottery objects and soil samples from excavations at La Venta, Tabasco. Carried out by Robert F. Heizer, Philip Drucker and Robert Squier of National Geographic Society - Smithsonian Institution - University of California expedition of 1955. Received by transfer from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1959.

Quartz Pecking Stones

Quartz Pecking Stones

Two quartz pecking stones. Collection of archaeological material, composed of stone and pottery objects and soil samples from excavations at La Venta, Tabasco. Carried out by Robert F. Heizer, Philip Drucker and Robert Squier of National Geographic Society - Smithsonian Institution - University of California expedition of 1955. Received by transfer from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1959.

Jade Bead/Pendant

Jade Bead/Pendant

Jade pendant shaped like bird, or tadpole? Collection of archaeological material, composed of stone and pottery objects and soil samples from excavations at La Venta, Tabasco. Carried out by Robert F. Heizer, Philip Drucker and Robert Squier of National Geographic Society - Smithsonian Institution - University of California expedition of 1955. Received by transfer from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1959.

Sherds

Sherds

Two decorated sherds. Rim sherd is bevelled. Body sherd has arc impressions. Field numbers “43” and “44”

Crushed Serpentine Sample

Crushed Serpentine Sample

Sample of crushed serpentine in a jar. Field number “45” Collection of archaeological material, composed of stone and pottery objects and soil samples from excavations at La Venta, Tabasco. Carried out by Robert F. Heizer, Philip Drucker and Robert Squier of National Geographic Society - Smithsonian Institution - University of California expedition of 1955. Received by transfer from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1959.

Sand and Cinnabar

Sand and Cinnabar

Sample of sand and cinnabar from La Venta. Part of “Offering No. 12 Catalog No. 26-2” Collection of archaeological material, composed of stone and pottery objects and soil samples from excavations at La Venta, Tabasco. Carried out by Robert F. Heizer, Philip Drucker and Robert Squier of National Geographic Society - Smithsonian Institution - University of California expedition of 1955. Received by transfer from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1959.

Sand From Pottery Vessel

Sand From Pottery Vessel

“La Venta sand from pottery vessel, catalog #40 from sand-filled pit in the east sub-platform.” Collection of archaeological material, composed of stone and pottery objects and soil samples from excavations at La Venta, Tabasco. Carried out by Robert F. Heizer, Philip Drucker and Robert Squier of National Geographic Society - Smithsonian Institution - University of California expedition of 1955. Received by transfer from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1959.

Sample of Cinnabar

Sample of Cinnabar

Cinnabar sample in baggie. Collection of archaeological material, composed of stone and pottery objects and soil samples from excavations at La Venta, Tabasco. Carried out by Robert F. Heizer, Philip Drucker and Robert Squier of National Geographic Society - Smithsonian Institution - University of California expedition of 1955. Received by transfer from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1959.

Malachite Sample

Malachite Sample

Sand with malachite inclusions in green pharmaceutical bottle. Part of Offering #12, Cat. #26-4

Cinnabar Sample

Cinnabar Sample

Jar of cinnabar sample. Part of Offering #12 Cat. No. 26-1 Another jar of sand and serpentine share the same number. Also part of Offering #12 Cat. No. 26-3

Cinnabar Sample

Cinnabar Sample

Jar of cinnabar sample. Part of Offering #12 Cat. No. 26-1 Another jar of sand and serpentine share the same number. Also part of Offering #12 Cat. No. 26-3

Cinnabar and Sand Sample

Cinnabar and Sand Sample

Sample of sand and cinnabar from La Venta, in a vial. Collection of archaeological material, composed of stone and pottery objects and soil samples from excavations at La Venta, Tabasco. Carried out by Robert F. Heizer, Philip Drucker and Robert Squier of National Geographic Society - Smithsonian Institution - University of California expedition of 1955. Received by transfer from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1959.

Serpentine Sample

Serpentine Sample

Serpentine sample. Information on tag: “Cat. No 10 Sample of serpentine from block of the West Bastion Jaguar Mask.” “52”

Clay Sample

Clay Sample

Sample of clay from La Venta in a baggie. Information on tag: “423116 Cat. No. 8 West Bastion. Sample of clay matrix in which Jaguar Mask enveloped.” “#53”

Black Mineral Stain

Black Mineral Stain

Sample of black mineral stain in baggie. Information on tag: “Cat. No. 9 423117 Sample of black mineral from on and around serpentine blocks of Jaguar Mask, West Bastion.”

Sand Sample

Sand Sample

Sample of sand in vial. Information on tag: “L-V (No Cat. No.) Sand sample from “vessel frags. from apparent pocket in drift sand ca. 40’W of NE L court d.40” overlain by chunks of burned clay (flooring?). 10-12’ NE was pocket 4”-6” thick w/ considerable fine charcoal, @ d.34”.”

Drift Sand Sample

Drift Sand Sample

Sample of drift sand south of the west bastion. Information on tag: “La Venta sample of driftsand south of the west bastion -- taken from sherds tagged by P. Drucker as ‘Miscellaneous sherds from sand S. of W. Bastion’.”

Clay Sample

Clay Sample

Information on tag: “Sample of clay (?) from pottery vessel, CAT. #50. Vessel found near base of west sub-platform.”

Sand from Sherds

Sand from Sherds

Information on tag: “Sand from sherds from N. platform of Pyramid.” Collection of archaeological material, composed of stone and pottery objects and soil samples from excavations at La Venta, Tabasco. Carried out by Robert F. Heizer, Philip Drucker and Robert Squier of National Geographic Society - Smithsonian Institution - University of California expedition of 1955. Received by transfer from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1959.

Red Sandy Clay Sample

Red Sandy Clay Sample

Information on tag: “Catalog #37 423122 Sample of red sandy clay from beneath pavement at N. end of main N-S trench.”

Red Sandy Clay and Cinnabar

Red Sandy Clay and Cinnabar

Ball of red sandy clay and cinnabar in jar. “Cat. No. 18-V” Collection of archaeological material, composed of stone and pottery objects and soil samples from excavations at La Venta, Tabasco. Carried out by Robert F. Heizer, Philip Drucker and Robert Squier of National Geographic Society - Smithsonian Institution - University of California expedition of 1955. Received by transfer from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1959.


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