True Ancient American Artifacts

All artifacts found at a single ancient settlement.

All of the artifacts presented on this website are from a single ancient settlement. We will present the stone tools, the works of art, the crude implements, rough sculptures, problematical artifacts and everything from the site that appears to have been made or used by the people who lived here many centuries ago. It is only through a complete analysis such as this that we can begin to undestand the ancient Native Americans.

Qudra-concave Gorget

"The term (gorget) applied to objects worn in some proximate relation with the gorge or throat. They may be suspended by a string or chain encircling the neck, or may be attached to the dress"----1912, by Frederick Webb Hodge, "Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, part 1, p. 496.

 

This specimen was worn tight against the neck as evidenced by the extremely smooth surfaces along the top and bottom lateral edges. There is also wear in the holes from the knots in the rawhide leather used to hold the gorget in place. Unfortunately my rototiller dug a few nicks into the front and back. The rest of the piece is in good condition and the extremely smooth surfaces leave little doubt as to how this was worn.