Experimental Recreation of Shell Fishing Implements at Mitchell Indian Village in South Dakota
Over the years of excavation at the Prehistoric Indian Village at Mitchell, several similar shell artifacts were discovered. Excavators came to the hypothesis that the shell items had been fishing lures, and set out to test it. The shell artifacts were replicated and used as lures on several fishing expeditions. These shell items functioned as lures, and we are led to believe that the artifacts found at Mitchell could indeed have been fishing lures.
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Experimental Recreation of Shell Fishing Implements at Mitchell Indian Village in South Dakota. Emma Behling, L. Adrien Hannus. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 442814)
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