Perishable Archaeological Collections
The perishable artifact collections include such fragile items as sandals, basketry, textiles, carved and painted wood, and botanical remains from the Greater Southwest. Important collections include Basketmaker III material excavated by Earl Morris in the Prayer Rock district in northeastern Arizona; Tsegi Phase Anasazi material excavated by Byron Cummings in northern Arizona; Mogollon Pueblo material excavated by the University of Arizona Field School in the Point of Pines district, east-central Arizona; Salado material excavated by Emil Haury from Canyon Creek and the Sierra Ancha, central Arizona; Desert Hohokam material excavated by Emil Haury at Ventana Cave, southwestern Arizona; and Chihuahua Culture material collected by E.B.Sayles in northwest Chihuahua, Mexico.
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Ethical guidelines prevent us from providing appraisals. For businesses that can assist you with appraisals you may consult our List of Resources (PDF * ). The list does not indicate any preference or recommendation by the museum. It contains mainly businesses in the Tucson, AZ area. For other areas you may refer to the American Society of Appraisers to locate an appraiser or check with a local gallery that deals with American Indian art.
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