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Object ID # 1956.015.022
Object Name Sherd
Title First Nations-made Sherd
Lexicon category 10: Unclassifiable Artifacts
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown, likely the Owen Sound area?
Description Clay sherd. Its rim area has diagonal scoring , then a row of diagonal scoring underneath that goes in the other direction. There are four rows of interrupted horizontal marks, then a row of punctation marks (about 14 of them), some threading, then a row of punctation.
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-10 L-11.5 cm
Found Brookholme, Owen Sound and Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
People Holmes, George
Holmes, Aubrey
Subjects First Nations
Newash
Petun
Search Terms Newash Ojibway