bone, horn, and shell technology

Broader Term: processing of basic materials6 Documents

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This category contains information on the technology used for working bone, horn, shell, and eggshell and for information on spatial and temporal trends and variations in these technologies. This category includes information on techniques of cutting, drilling, and polishing; treatment of special materials (e.g., ivory, mother-of-pearl, chitin); use of special implements and apparatus; bone, horn, shell, and eggshell products not elsewhere described; industrial elaborations (e.g., button manufacture); specialized personnel and organization; etc.

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