Throwing stick/Boomerang

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Culture/People
probably Ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi): Basketmaker Tradition (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Expedition
Hyde Exploring Expedition (1893-1894)
Expedition leader
Richard Wetherill, Non-Indian, 1858-1910
Previous owner
B. Talbot B. Hyde (Benjamin Talbot Babbitt Hyde/B. T. Babbitt Hyde/B.T.B. Hyde), Non-Indian, 1872-1933
Frederick E. Hyde, Jr. (Frederick Erastus Hyde Jr.), Non-Indian, 1874-1944
Seller
B. Talbot B. Hyde (Benjamin Talbot Babbitt Hyde/B. T. Babbitt Hyde/B.T.B. Hyde), Non-Indian, 1872-1933
Presenter/funding source
Thea Heye (Thea Kowne/Mrs. Dorothea Page/Mrs. George Gustav Heye), Non-Indian, 1888-1935
Object Name
Throwing stick/Boomerang
Media/Materials
Wood, cordage, yucca fiber, tree pitch/gum
Techniques
Carved, incised, drilled, wrapped, coated
Dimensions
62 x 15 x 3 cm
Object Type
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place
Found under Great Natural Bridge; Great Natural Bridge, White Canyon; San Juan County; Utah; USA
Date created
300 BC–AD 400 (Basketmaker II period)
Collection History
Collected or excavated between December 1893 and March 1894 during the Hyde Exploring Expedition, led by Richard Wetherill (1858-1910) and sponsored by B. Talbot B. Hyde (1872-1933) and his brother Frederick E. Hyde, Jr. (1874-1944); donated to the American Museum of Natural History (New York City) by the Hyde brothers in 1895; withdrawn from the AMNH collection by B. Talbot B. Hyde in August 1909 and lent to the University of Pennsylvania Museum (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) in conjunction with the George Heye collection there; purchased by George Heye from B. Talbot B. Hyde in February 1916 using funds donated by Thea (Mrs. George) Heye.
Catalog Number
5/1490
Barcode
051490.000
See related items
Ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi): Basketmaker Tradition (archaeological culture)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
On View
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Southwest
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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