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Pestle

Pestle probably used for pounding corn. Handmade round wooden club is narrow in the center and slightly rounded at the ends. Note on original catalog card: "Donor is the great-granddaughter of Sabael Benedict. She is an Indian and presumably this club was used by her family"

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Basket

Indian Basket

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Basket, Egg

Egg Basket, split willow frame and weave. Native American woven, light brownish-yellow in color. Materials were identified by c. 1985 by Bill Smith, basketmaker, of Colton NY.

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Potsherd

Pottery sherd, roundlip. Unusual for interior impressed design. Culture or Tradition: Point Peninsula. Stage: Middle Woodland period. Found at Camp Sabael, Indian Lake. 2 fragments glued together with Duco cement by Foster Disinger 28 Sept. 1963

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Arrowhead

Projectile point made from native quartz. Triangular; probably an arrowhead. Found on property at Camp Sabael, Indian Lake.

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Basket

Native American basket woven with bark caning. Rectangular in shape with a handle at center.

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Rock

Stone, reddish brown, possibly Pennsylvania Jasper. Appears to have been worn by handling or by water. Found by Arthur H. Lucas at Buck Hollow, Seventh Lake, near Inlet, NY. "L7" in red paint indicates the site.

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Stone, Worked

120 pieces of chert. Some have evidence of having been worked; others do not have obvious evidence. Not cataloged individually. Ranging in size from .5" to 3.5". Found at 2 sites: near Buck Hollow, and also at the head of Seventh Lake . Described by F. Disinger as 'rejectage' in 1963, but not discarded. Numbered in red with old AM number 2232; assigned new AM 3404 in 1963. One bag of unnumbered items may originally have been from accession 1961.32, which was combined with this accession in 1963. Stage: Early to Middle Woodland

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Scraper

Indian knife or scraper made from local quartz. Stage: Archaic Culture: Laurentian found at Site 1, located at head of Seventh Lake.

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Potsherd

Potsherd with impressed designs, including cord-wrapped stick. Part of the pot collar, with a portion of the lip edge intact. Stage: Late Woodland Collected by Dr. Arpad Gerster at or near Kwenogamac, his summer home.

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Potsherd

Potsherd with impressed designs, including cord-wrapped stick. Part of the pot collar, with a portion of the lip edge intact. Stage: Late Woodland Collected by Dr. Arpad Gerster at or near Kwenogamac, his summer home.

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Potsherd

Potsherd with impressed designs, including cord-wrapped stick. Part of the pot collar, with a significant portion of the lip edge intact. Stage: Late Woodland Collected by Dr. Arpad Gerster at or near Kwenogamac, his summer home.

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Fossil

Oblong fossil Found by Dr. Arpad Gerster at or near Kwenogamac, his summer home.

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Ax

Large ax head, grooved, made of stone. Native American tool from Archaic Period. Found in Long Lake area . Found by Arpad Gerster at Kwenogamac, near southeast corner of the house, on May 13, 1912. Mentioned in his book "Recollections of a New York Surgeon"

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Knife

Bi-face stone knife grayish-white in color, made of chert. Native American made. Found at Seventh Lake at Site 1 Stage: Middle Woodland Culture or Tradition: Point Peninsula

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Adz

Adz? May not have Adirondack provenance. The donor, who called it a "skinning stone" did not know where it came from; it was given to him by a friend that moved from Maryland.

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Knife

Knife found in Town of Grieg, Lewis Co. Stage: Archaic Culture or Tradition: Laurentian

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Knife

Bi-face stone knife grayish-white in color, made of chert. Native American made. Found at Seventh Lake at Site 1 Stage: Middle Woodland Culture or Tradition: Point Peninsula

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Adz

Adz, plano-convex, and worn. Native American made. Found at Seventh Lake. Labeled "L7" Stage: Archaic Culture or Tradition: Laurentian

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Stone, Worked

Smooth, worked stone of oblong shape with a hole drilled through the center lengthwise. Banner stone or weight for a spear-thrower. Found at Seventh Lake. Stage: Archaic Culture or Tradition: Laurentian