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Hawaiian ko'i (stone adze) made from fine grain basalt.
© K. Peek 1998-2003



Scapula saw for cutting tule.

Tule (Scirpus acutus)
© D. Labiste 1998-2003



Petroglyphs near Donner Pass.
© K. Peek 1998-2003



Stinging nettle (Urtica dioeca) in the early spring.
© D. Labiste 1998-2003

Gathering stinging nettle in November for cordage material.
© D. Labiste 1998-2003



Small obsidian knives in a birch bark sheath.
The knife and sheath are hung around the neck from a dogbane or milkweed cordage with a bone (cow) toggle.
© D. Labiste 1998-2003


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