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    • Environmental assessment: Mittry Lake emergency stabilization and rehabilitation

    • United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Yuma Projects Office.
    • Wilderness areas--Environmental aspects--Arizona
    • 95 pages (PDF version). File size: 4520.767 KB. EA No. AZ-050-2003-0039. Includes decision record and "finding of no significant impact"; environmental assessment begins on p. 7. Col. ill. Maps. Includes bibliographic references. The...
    • Glass Sherds

    • Ancient Egypt
    • Unclassifiable Artifact - Artifact Remnant - Sherd
    • A variety of glass sherds from ancient Egypt during the Roman period dating from 63BC to 14AD. Glassmaking occurred as early as 2340 BC in Mesopotamia. These are fragments of vessels made in the millefiori technique that was devised to imitate the...
    • El Tiempo Pasando Vol. 11 [September 05, 1974 - April 29, 1976]

    • Glendale Community College
    • Student publications--Arizona; Student newspapers and periodicals--Arizona; Glendale Community College (Maricopa County, Ariz.)
    • El Tiempo Pasando, Vol. 11. This .pdf contains Vol 11, No 1 - 23 from September 05, 1974 - April 29, 1976.
    • The Voice Vol 54 [February 1, 2012 - May 2, 2012]

    • Glendale Community College
    • Student publications--Arizona; Student newspapers and periodicals--Arizona; Glendale Community College (Maricopa County, Ariz.)
    • The Voice, Vol 54. This .pdf contains Volume 54 from February 1, 2012 - May 2, 2012. Image quality is degraded due to the nature of black and white derivatives made from color images.
    • Environmental assessment for the Lower Dillman gravel pit expansion project

    • United States. Forest Service. Southwestern Region.
    • Sand and gravel industry -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona
    • 40 pages (PDF version). File size: 1622.681 KB. Expansion of the pit would provide a local Forest Service source of limestone gravel/aggregate for district road re-surfacing and maintenance projects. This action would also provide a less...
    • Javelina Picnic Area: environmental assessment

    • United States. National Park Service.
    • Recreation areas--Environmental aspects--Arizona--Saguaro National Park
    • 34 pages (PDF version). File size: 738.275 KB. Includes maps and bibliographic references.
    • Wildfire:  Rodeo-Chediski 7-5-2002 Fundraiser Tee Shirt

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact: Clothing -- Outerwear: T-Shirt
    • Grey cotton silkscreened tee shirt manufactured to sell as souvenirs for fundraising. The Tee Shirt was produced by an unknown source for the purpose of raising funds to reforest burned acreage during the worst fire in White Mountain history. The...
    • Sombrero

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact: Clothing - Headwear: Sombrero
    • Made out of very fine straw with a cone shape top. On the cone shape is an embroidery of a man walking through the desert. On the rim inside the hat is embroidered "FIESTA"
    • Midwife trunk

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact, Personal Gear, Trunk
    • Wooden trunk
    • Flapper dress

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact; Clothing Outerwear; Dress
    • Homemade flapper aqua chiffon gauze dress made in style used in the 1920's
    • Spiral Necklace

    • H'mong People
    • Personal Artifact; Adornment
    • H'mong women in Guizhou, China, often wear multiples of this silver spiral necklace for special ceremonies such as weddings. They also wear elaborate silver headresses. For more information see "Wedding Ceremonies" by Tiziana & Gianni Baldizzone...
    • Spiral Necklace, detail

    • H'mong People
    • Personal Artifact; Adornment
    • The detail shows how the silver spiral coil is formed from a continuous piece of silver.
    • H'mong Bag

    • H'mong People
    • Personal Artifact; Adornment
    • This bag, decorated with silver, is worn for special ceremonies. H'mong people consider attire to be a weapon of seduction and silver is a sign of wealth. The embroidery shows the skill of the woman who made the costume and uses the bag. H'mong...
    • Coin Necklace

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact; Adornment
    • In India it is customary to give brides British coins that are then made into necklaces and worn at the wedding. These coins, strung on red cotton twine, range from 1919 to 1941 with most of them from 1935 and 1941. One side has a stylized...
    • Cuff Bracelet

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact; Adornment
    • An Indonesian bride will wear a cuff or a pair of cuff bracelets on her wedding day. This one is shown on a stand. It is 6 1/2 inches long and has gold wash embossed designs over a silver base.
    • Shell Lei

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact; Adornment
    • In Hawaii the Bridal party follows a very old custom of wearing seed pod and shell leis. Our example is similar to, but not as elaborate as a bride would wear.
    • Maasai Necklace

    • Maasai Tribe
    • Personal Artifact; Adornment
    • Necklaces such as this one are worn on a daily basis, however, many necklaces are worn in layers as part of the wedding adornment. In this example, two necklaces are attached, the smaller one sitting on top of a wider one. See the book "Maasai" by...
    • Headband

    • Maasai Tribe
    • Personal Artifact; Adornment
    • The Maasai marriage is simple. The bride's head is shaved and anointed with lamb fat. Then bands of beautiful beadwork are placed on her head. The headdress is handed down from generation to generation and is worn only for the wedding ceremony. ...
    • Triangle Earrings

    • Maasai Tribe
    • Personal Artifact; Adornment
    • Maasai men and women both wear multiple earrings and multiple ear piercings are common. These earrings are made of seed beads strung on wire, using buttons and dangling metal objects. This pair goes with the Wedding Necklace and Headband described...
    • Mali Wedding Beads

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact; Adornment
    • Mali wedding beads are made of molded glass in Czechoslovakia. Their teardrop shapes suggest the female figure and are fertility symbols. They are often worn for Mali wedding ceremonies.
    • Mali Wedding Beads, detail

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact; Adornment
    • This detail of a Mali wedding necklace shows the seams left in the glass beads from the molding process. The beads are made in Czechloslovakia and then exported to Africa. In Mali, the teardrop shapes are thought to resemble the female form and...
    • Egg Beads

    • Berber Tribe
    • Personal Artifact; Adornment
    • Woman in southern Morocco wear these enameled silver egg shaped beads called " Taguemout", which symbolize fertility.
    • Moroccan Wedding Necklace

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact; Adornment
    • Brides in Morocco wear these large silver and amber necklaces. The silver beads, symbolizing purity and honesty, are hollow so the necklace is not as heavy as it looks. The amber is made of thermal plastic and is also called "African Amber". ...
    • Head Ornament

    • Ifugao Tribe
    • Personal Artifact - Personal Gear - Hat
    • A small round fiber hat with a pair of Mother-of-Pearl drop earrings attached. This hat is worn by bachelors and sits to the back of the head, tying under the chin. Married men wear a hat with no decoration.
    • Glass Rods

    • Heron Glass
    • Personal Artifact - Personal Gear - Cane
    • Canes and cane slices from glass rods used to make beads. These canes were made by Mary Mullany and Ralph Mossman of Heron Glass in early 1994. The flower-like motifs shown in the slices are called "millefiori" which is Italian for 1000 flowers.
    • Belt

    • Jivaro Tribe
    • Personal Artifact - Personal Gear - Belt
    • Red, yellow, blue and white striped cloth with fringes of fiber with red and black beads, Job's Tears, large pieces of shell and brown buckeye seed pods. The red and black seeds are poisonous. From catalog "Seashells: The First Ornament:" TBM...
    • Beaded Bag

    • American Indian
    • Personal Artifact - Personal Gear - Bag
    • Beaded bag with a feather motif on black fabric with scarlet ribbon edging. Bags like this were very popular from the late 1880's to 1920's as tourist souveniers from the Niagara Falls area. They were made by American Indians many from the tribes...
    • Diviner's Pouch

    • Yoruba Tribe
    • Personal Artifact - Personal Gear - Bag
    • Many strands of red glass seed beads, some whitehearts, with a woven beaded pouch at each end and coin dangles on the pouches. Coins are British West Africa one cent pieces dated 1938, 1941, 1942 and 1943. Beadwork is red and white. Whitehearts...
    • Amulet necklace

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment -Necklace
    • A necklace of assorted silver amulets, coins, bracteats, beads and stones strung on twisted black cords with a larger diamond shaped silver prayer box at the center. Two of the amulets are stylized "Hands of Fatima" symbols. Amulets are thought...
    • Tortoise Shell Pendant

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Pendant
    • Tortoise shell carved with a fish motif, possibly a dolphin, with 9 dangles of mollusk shell and small teeth at the end of each dangle. It is 9cm wide and 10cm long.
    • Artist Bead Necklace

    • Smircich, James
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • Contempory glass bead necklace in red, white and black made in 1993. James is a founding member of the ISGB (International Society of Glass Bead Makers) and an internationally celebrated teacher of glass bead making.
    • Ancient Glass Pendant

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • A pear-shaped Islamic black glass pendant with trailed white lines. The pendant hangs from a chain, which is not ancient. The bead dates from the Islamic Period 622 -1400.

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