When I Was 69

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Artifacts from Indigenous residents

I mentioned in my last post that Indigenous people lived in this valley 12,000 years ago. The archeaologists have found evidence of these people's lives.  They were Mammouth hunters, and didn't have a settlement apparently...being hunter/gatherers for many generations.

When a settlement appeared, more artifacts have been found.


More tools of people living before metal-working!

The use of ground grain seeds meant someone used 2 stones to grind them! Then add water and bake on another hot stone, and voila, bread was born!  Think tortillas, Nan, chapatis, Pita!

Here is the other end of blow darts...they didn't include a blow gun however!


This large gourd in the back didn't have any description, so I asked the director, who knew the person who had donated it, but it had been in her family for generations and she didn't know it's significance.  It really is too big for a drinking gourd (used by a water barrell for anyone to dip a drink from.) So maybe it was for serving chili (or soup?) but again was a bit big.  Maybe it just won a prize at a fair!


 

Anyone for a game of chunky stone?  I would certainly not want to roll the triangular stone as it would wobble its way down the course.

Today's quote:

Peace starts within us - we cannot bring to the world what we do not have to offer.

4 comments:

  1. It looks like a good collection.

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  2. Hello,

    I would like to see this exhibit. Great artifacts and photos.

    Have a happy day!

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  3. Hi Eileen...it is a nice but small exhibit...just the one case.
    AC - the historic artifacts are in a very small corner of the museum...but they have packed lots of things your grandmothers might have used into nice displays upstairs. I'll be going up there soon.

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  4. Some of the items remind me of artifacts I have seen here.

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