Americas

Distinguished by a significant group of ceramics from the Nasca (Nazca) culture in what is now southern Peru, holdings from this region also include Chimu, Moche, and Inca objects, a small selection of works from ancient Mesoamerica, and a larger group of ceramics from Central America, as well as a small group of ancient textiles.

Unidentified Wari (Huari) maker
Face-Neck Vessel in the Form of a Bird's Head
Middle Horizon Period (500-1000)
12.3.553
Unidentified maker (Costa Rica)
Tripod Bowl
800-1200
12.3.562
Unknown people (Unattributed Native American)
Bowshaft tip
13.100.1494
Northeast Woodlands | Unknown people (Woodlands)
Axe
Prehistoric
13.124.1537
Northwest Coast | Unknown people (Northwest Coast)
Arrowhead
13.48.1110
Northwest Coast | Unknown people (Northwest Coast)
Arrowhead
13.48.1111
Northwest Coast | Unknown people (Northwest Coast)
Arrowhead
13.48.1112
Northwest Coast | Unknown people (Northwest Coast)
Arrowhead
13.48.1113
Northwest Coast | Unknown people (Northwest Coast)
Arrowhead
13.48.1114
Northeast Woodlands | Unknown people (Woodlands)
Projectile Point (probable Brewerton Side-Nothced type)
13.73.1173
Northeast Woodlands | Unknown people (Woodlands)
Projectile Point (Unidentified type)
13.73.1174
Northeast Woodlands | Unknown people (Woodlands)
Projectile Point (probable Orient Fishtail)
13.73.1175
Unknown people (Woodlands) | Northeast Woodlands
Projectile Point (probable Normanskill type)
13.73.1176
Northeast Woodlands | Unknown people (Woodlands)
Projectile Point (Unidentified Type)
13.73.1177
Southwest | Unknown people (Southwest)
Red tile fragment
13.90.1346
Southwest | Unknown people (Southwest)
Black Tile fragment
13.90.1347
Southwest | Unknown people (Southwest)
Piece of tile
13.98.1491
Southwest | Unknown people (Southwest)
Piece of tile
13.98.1492
Southwest | Mogollon culture
Jug with one strap handle vertically attached
14.1.4397
Southwest | Mogollon culture
Mug
Prehistoric
157.25.14013
Unknown people (Southwest) | Southwest
Bowl, Corrugated
157.25.14017
Southwest | Mogollon culture
Undecorated bowl
Prehistoric
157.25.14018
Southwest | Mogollon culture
Jug
Prehistoric
157.25.14020
Unknown people (Woodlands) | Northeast Woodlands
Pipe Blank
157.25.14130
Plateau | Unknown people (Plateau)
Shell Pendant
157.25.14141
Plateau | Unknown people (Plateau)
Copper Bead
157.25.14142
Tohono O'odham (Papago)
Mano
not dated
157.25.25438
Northwest Coast | Unknown people (Northwest Coast)
Fragment of a Shell Bead
157.46.14503
Southwest | Unknown people (Southwest)
String of black and white beads
157.51.25486
California culture | Unknown people (California culture)
Obsidian Knife
157.9.13885
California culture | Unknown people (California culture)
Spear point or knife
157.9.13886
California culture | Unknown people (California culture)
Obsidian blade fragment
157.9.13887
Unidentified maker (Peru)
Spoon
Pre-Columbian
158.1.14160
Unidentified Pueblo maker
Bowl, Micaceous Clay, Red Slip Band
158.22.14202
Arctic | Alaska Native or Canadian Inuit | Western Arctic
Marrow spoon
158.9.14199
Arctic | Iñupiaq | Western Arctic
Fishing rod, line, sinker, hooks
159.37.14463
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Fragment of bone projectile point with two side barbs
Prehistoric
159.5.14347
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Spongy Bone Projectile Point
159.5.14348
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Spongy Bone Fragment
159.5.14349
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Spongy Bone Fragment
159.5.14350
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Smooth Hard Bone Narrow Tube
159.5.14351
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Smooth Hard Bone Tube Fragment
159.5.14352
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Small Hard Bone Tube Fragment
159.5.14353
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Fine Bone Needle Tips
159.5.14354
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Animal Teeth (8 pieces)
159.5.14355
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Stone Projectile Point
Prehistoric
159.5.14356
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Point, Black
159.5.14357
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Point
159.5.14358
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Drill
159.5.14359
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Point
159.5.14360
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Projectile Point
Prehistoric
159.5.14361
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Point, Gray Green
159.5.14362
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Two Chipped Stone Point Gray Green
159.5.14363
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Point, Gray Green
159.5.14364
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone-Yellow Gray Point- Fragment
159.5.14365
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Gray Green Point
159.5.14366
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone
159.5.14367
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Triangular Point
159.5.14368
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Point Tip
159.5.14369
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Stone Block Chipped Edge
159.5.14370
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Dark Green Point
159.5.14371
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Dark Green End Fragment
159.5.14372
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Dark Green End Fragment
159.5.14373
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Dark Green End Fragment
159.5.14374
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Dark Green End Fragment
159.5.14375
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Dark Green Base Fragment of Point
159.5.14376
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Arrowhead
159.5.14377
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Dark Green Point with Broken Ends
159.5.14378
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Gray Green Banded Triangular Point
159.5.14379
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Gray Green Heavy Flake, Retouched Edge
159.5.14380
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Dark Green Dunate Flake, Retouched Edge
159.5.14381
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Gray Green Triangular Flake Retouched Edge
159.5.14382
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Point
Archaeological
159.5.14383
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Gray Green Dunate Triangular, Chipped Edges
159.5.14384
Unangax̂ (Aleut) | Western Arctic | Arctic
Chipped Stone Gray Green Long Narrow Blade-Parallel Chipping
159.5.14385
Northeast Woodlands | Unknown people (Woodlands)
Quartz (7 pieces)
16.2.1808
Northeast Woodlands | Unknown people (Woodlands)
Ax
16.2.1809
Arctic | Iñupiaq or Yup'ik | Western Arctic
Head for Root Pick
160.25.14594
Arctic | Iñupiaq | Western Arctic
Horn Dipper (also called ladle)
160.25.14625
Unidentified maker (Peru)
Bone Flute
Pre-Columbian
160.37.14550
Unidentified maker (Peru)
Weaving Pick
Pre-Columbian
160.37.14552
Arctic | Iñupiaq | Western Arctic
Set of ivory pegs
160.56.14637
Northwest Coast | Unknown people (Northwest Coast)
Tongs
163.22.15077
Northwest Coast | Unknown people (Northwest Coast)
Four Bundles of Cord
163.22.15085
Tlingit | Northwest Coast
Bear Snare
163.22.15086
Northwest Coast | Unknown people (Northwest Coast)
Bundle of cord
163.22.15087
Tlingit | Northwest Coast
Tobacco Mortar
163.22.15088
Northwest Coast | Unknown people (Northwest Coast)
Arrow
163.22.15090
Northwest Coast | Unknown people (Northwest Coast)
Horn Spoon
163.22.15092
Northwest Coast | Unknown people (Northwest Coast)
Animal tooth
163.22.15094
Arctic | Unknown people (Alaska Native) | Western Arctic
Toggle from end of drill strap
163.22.15095
Tlingit | Northwest Coast
Stone pipe fragment
163.22.15096
Tlingit | Northwest Coast
Flint spear point
163.22.15097
Arctic | Iñupiaq | Western Arctic
Scraper (possibly)
163.22.15100
Northwest Coast | Unknown people (Northwest Coast)
Net needle
163.22.15105
Northwest Coast | Unknown people (Northwest Coast)
Net needle
163.22.15106
Tlingit | Northwest Coast
Crooked Knife
Traditional
163.22.15107
Northwest Coast | Unknown people (Northwest Coast)
Horn Spoon
163.22.15113
Tlingit | Northwest Coast
Wooden Spoon
163.22.15114
Tlingit | Northwest Coast
Spoon
163.22.15116