Skull, carved rock crystal

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Specimen Count
1
Carved from white quartz, sometimes called rock crystal, in form of a human skull with hollow cranium. Larger than life size. References: Walsh, Jane MacLaren, 2008, "Legend of the Crystal Skulls," Archaeology Magazine, 61(3):36-41. http://www.archaeology.org/0805/etc/indy.html . Sax, Margaret, Walsh, J.M., Freestone, I.C., Rankin, A.H. and Meeks, N.D., 2008, "The origins of two purportedly pre-Columbian Mexican crystal skulls," Journal of Archaeological Science, 35(10): 2751-2760. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2008.05.007 . See also the web page: http://anthropology.si.edu/crystal_skulls/ .
Record Last Modified
14 Jan 2015
Topic
Archaeology
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Donor Name
Anonymous
Height
25.5cm
Depth
22.8cm
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Place
Mexico, North America
Accession Date
9 August 1996
Object Type
Figure
Accession Number
409954
USNM Number
A562841-0