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CONTENTS: Ice Testers and Ice Pick Snow knives, Ice pick, Sewing needles, Thread bobbin, Fish hooks & lures, Body armor, Sled runners, Net sinkers, Ice shoe grips, Effigies, Nails, Awls (Punches), Pointed Tool
ALASKAN NATIVE ESKIMO ARTIFACTS
EXTREMELY RARE FIND
COMPLETE SLED RUNNER SET, with 1 spare piece
The sled runner to beat all. WHAT A RARE RARE FIND, WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE THIS.
This came from a 25 year old stash, 1000 years old, that was found by accident by Native Eskimo on St. Lawrence Island. The two decided to take a break from digging for artifacts, went to sit down on the shore and pushed his pole into the ground - it made a "chink!" sound, he said "that's ivory" and started digging.
End result: a COMPLETE SET OF SLED RUNNERS and EVEN A SPARE PIECE (lead runner replacement piece).
Tape on each section is to match the pieces together correctly. Holes at the edges of each section are to lash the sections together with sinew or other connecting rope.
Set 1 is 60" long, 2-1/8 to 2-1/4" tall, and 1/2 to 5/8" thick
Weight: 4 pounds 6 ounces
Set A, B and C are 59-1/2" long, 2-1/4 to 2-1/2" tall, and 1/2 to 5/8" thick
Spare piece - see dimensions & weight above.
Junctures at A and D are breaks. The other separations are intentional based on the size of walrus ivory used. They were beveled/notched to fit together perfectly.
Weight: 4 pounds 4 ounces
Showing the separate pieces (above)
Showing front & back view (above)
Both sides above (yellow tags help connect)
Edges are notched to go together (above)
Spare piece (above), photos of all sides
Spare piece is 14-1/2" long x 2" tall x 5/8 to 3/4" thick
Weight: 1 pound 3 ounces