|Object ID #||1956.015.017ab|
|Title||First Nations Pottery Rimsherds|
|Lexicon category||10: Unclassifiable Artifacts|
|Place of Origin||Unknown, likely the Georgian Bay area?|
|Description||These two First Nations pottery rim sherds are from the same pot. The shards (sherds) are decorated on both sides. Sherd (A) is roughly triangular in its shape. One side has an upwards curvation, and six oval-shaped punctations. There are also 21 diagonal score lines. The other side has three rows of diagonally-scored lines. Sherd (B) has eight diagonal scores, 15 vertical scores (in the middle), and four horizontal longer scores. There are three partial diagonal scores. The other side of (B) has four oval punctations, 11 diagonal scores and the donor's name in black ink.|
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|
|Found||Brookeholm, Owen Sound and Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County|
|Function||These two sherds were once part of a clay pot. First Nations ceramicists were usually females.|