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Object ID # 1956.015.028
Object Name Sherd
Title First Nations Juvenile-Made Pottery Sherd
Lexicon category 10: Unclassifiable Artifacts
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Brookeholm, Owen Sound and Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
Description This shard is a "Junior Vessel" (e.g. a type made by a juvenile child learning how to do pottery, these pots were much smaller than others). First Nations pottery rim sherd with vertical-style scoring. The convex area has a horizontal row of 18 punctation marks.

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
Dimensions W-6.5 L-6.3 cm
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. The size of the piece suggests that it was made by a child who was learning how to make a clay pot.