The Testimony of Hands


68.105.14, sled runner of ivory
Alaskan Arctic
Donated by Mrs. Helen A. de S. Canaverro
Photograph by B. Bernard

Based on this object's shape and wear marks, you might make a good guess as to its function. Much better to have seen a complete Arctic sled, with such a runner attached to it! Archaeologists can learn about sleds and their parts by studying sleds in museums, by reading ethnological accounts of Arctic life, or by learning about artifacts from living people who still use them.

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