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    Rare copper culture artifact

    Ok - this is an extremely rare find and will be donated to a museum...but not before I share with my fellow T-Netters!

    So I was poking around the bluff in my backyard, testing my new coil, when I heard a faint, high-tone signal. I used my shoe to scrape away the top layer of sand and re-scanned (small copper? Coin maybe?). The last piece that I found was a copper-culture bracelet and i put the shovel blade smack dab into it so I carefully extracted this one. What I believe I unearthed is a copper 'nose ring' that would have been worn by early native Americans. The dry, sandy soil has been very kind to this piece. If anyone had any additional info, as to the estimated age, please share. Enjoy!Click image for larger version. 

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    https://forums.arrowheads.com/forum/...nal-adornments

    PERSONAL ORNAMENTS

    In ancient (as well as recent) times, personal ornaments were a popular item. Beads, earrings bracelets, rings and pendants are well represented copper items found throughout the prehistoric Mid-West (Figures 1-11). Exotic headdresses (Fig 11), ear spools ( Fig 10) and masks were occasionally worn in some cultures (e.g. Hopewell) but this was for relatively rare ceremonial use. There is one type of jewelry, seldom seen, that has not been mentioned before. Nose ornaments, if correctly identified, are extremely rare in Old Copper Culture. This type of ornament consists of

    1. Nose rings: rings of metal inserted in the alar (side) cartilage of the nose or nasal septum—the fleshy area separating the nostrils (Figures 1-4,5-7).
    2.Straight barbs: thin bars or rods of metal piercing the nasal septum and extending beyond the alar cartilage on either side of the nose (Figures 2, 8).
    3.Nasal pendants: flattened metal pieces suspended from the nasal septum (Figures 6,7,11).

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    Man that's a cool find right there. Thanks for sharing.
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    Outstanding find......
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    Awesome find, congrats!
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