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Flat Bone Cowrie - unholed
Flat Bone Cowrie - unholed

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The very flat bone types may have been used as grave items that didn't require a hole for stinging. I consider them a degenerated form compared to those that required more labor. They may come from a certain region or from a later time period.
26 x 16 x 3 mm.
Moneta Library has articles on Cowries to VIEW and DOWNLOAD:
Cowries - Bob Reis: [ link ]
Origin of Cowries in Ancient China - UofPa: [ link ]
Metallic Cowries - Royal Asiatic Society: [ link ]
Nice Video on Cowrie history: [ link ]
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