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LOOKING BOTH WAYS: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People of Southern Alaska

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IMAGE
Lip Ornaments:

LOCATION: Karluk 1 archaeological site, Kodiak Island, A.D. 1400-1750 and Uyak archaeological site, Kodiak Island, A.D. 600-1100

REFERENCE: Alutiiq Museum, Koniag, Inc. Collection and Larsen Bay Collection (top left to right: ivory labret UA85.193:6881; limestone labret UA85.193.2868; wood labret AM193.87:9320. On bottom: UA88-78-1144)

DIMENSIONS: (top left to right) ivory 2 cm wide; limestone 2.5 cm wide; wood 3.5 cm high.

DESCRIPTION:
Men and women wore many different kinds of labrets (lip ornaments). People from different villages and families may have used unique types.


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