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Object ID # 1956.015.024
Object Name Sherd
Title First Nations Rimsherd
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 four scored horizontally running lines, and below them, a horizontally running row of triangular punctations (small end of the triangle to the left, wide end to the right).
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?

It last belonged to Aubrey Holmes of Owen Sound.
Collection First Nations, Archaeological Collection
Material Clay
Dimensions W-9.7 L-7.5 cm
Found Brookeholm, Owen Sound and Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
People Holmes, George
Function This rimsherd would have once been part of a clay pot. Most of the First Nations ceramicists long ago were female.