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  • Middle Ceramic Period Moccasin from Franktown Cave

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    Complete Promontory culture bison hide moccasin. This artifact was thought to have been manufactured by the ancestral Apache around AD 1160-1280.
    Middle Ceramic Period Moccasin from Franktown Cave
  • Reconstructed Early Ceramic Period Pot

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    Early Ceramic period reconstructed ceramic vessel from Franktown Cave. The exterior of the pot A sherd from this pot was AMS dated to AD 660-880.
    Reconstructed Early Ceramic Period Pot
  • Middle Archaic Period Sandal
  • Middle Ceramic Period Netted Hoop

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    This Promontory Culture hoop is made from a willow twig that was bent into a circle and used as a frame to weave a sinew net. This object may have been used to play the hoop game, where small feathered darts were thrown at the hoop as it rolled across the ground.    
    Middle Ceramic Period Netted Hoop
  • Franktown Cave Site Overview
  • Franktown Cave Excavation Crew, 1956
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