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Object ID # 1956.015.027
Object Name Sherd
Title First Nations-made Pottery Sherd
Lexicon category 10: Unclassifiable Artifacts
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Brookeholm, Owen Sound and Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County?
Description First Nations pottery rim sherd with a cross-hatched style pattern, then a row of 12 punctations, and a curved -shaped clay ridge sided with punctations.
Provenance Aubrey Holmes told museum staff that this was collected in 1879 by his father, George Holmes, from near graves at Newash (the Brookeholm or Brooke area of Owen Sound), Grey County.

In a 1992 telephone conversation with Joan Hyslop, Melba Morris Croft, who conversed with Aubrey Holmes, said that he had told her that the graves were located at the intersection of 23rd St. and 3rd Avenue West, Owen Sound (Brooke area). Archaeologist Bill Fitzgerald wonders if they were found at the Mary Miller Park site?

Last belonged to Aubrey Holmes of Owen Sound.

Collection First Nations, Archaeological Collection
Material Clay
Found Brookeholm, Owen Sound and Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
Function This rimsherd was once part of a First Nations-made pottery vessel (a clay pot). Most First Nations ceramicists long ago were female.