Hohokam Water Container made from a Gourd Squash
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THE HOGUP TRADE COMPANY
CAVE PERISHABLE As Found HOHOKAM ANASAZI Water Container out of a Squash or Gourd.
Purchased from a private collection and reportedly found on private land in south central Arizona.
Made by making an opening in the top, removing the seeds and most of the flesh via the opening, drying the squash and scraping the interior. I cannot tell if it was sealed with pitch, but does appear to have been burned out using hot coals that were rolled around inside to finish the cleaning.
Shows excellent patina consistent with being in a cave environment. Container is 8" in diameter and is very fragile. There is a crack in the shell that may have been caused by a drop landing on the stem node.
Estimated to date from 716 yrs. B.P. to 566 yrs. B.P. No dating has been performed either C14 or RMS.
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- Type / Pattern
- Squash Gourd Canteen
- Pre Historic Hohokam Indians
- Estimated to from 716 yrs. B.P. to 566 yrs. B.P.
- Country of Origin
- Width: 0 inch
- Height: 8 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
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- as found near mint
- Squash or gourd