Grave Matters 

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Alfred Kroeber, professor of anthropology at UC Berkeley and director of the University of California Museum of Anthropology. Photo from Alfred Kroeber; A Personal Configuration by Theodora Kroeber
Broken ceremonial blades from the Clarke collection being prepared for de-accessioning in June 2009. Photo by Bob Doran
Bowls found at Yurok village site at Big Lagoon, ready for de-accessioning from the Clarke Historical Museum. Burnt portions indicate that they were buried in graves. Photo by Bob Doran
Broken blade collected in 1935 on Indian/Gunther Island awaiting de-accessioning in 2009. The white material on the break is dental cement used by H. H. "Doc" Stuart to repair the piece for display. Photo by Bob Doran
Cecile Clarke with her artifacts collection on display at Eureka High School some time circa the 1950s. Photo courtesy of the Clarke Museum
Cecile Clarke with her artifacts collection on display at Eureka High School some time circa the 1950s. Photo courtesy of the Clarke Museum
Zoomorphs dug up on Gunther Island. Like the blades, they were routinely broken in burial ceremonies. Photo from a 1965 piece on the archaeology of Gunther Island in the archaeology journal, The Masterkey
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Broken blade collected in 1935 on Indian/Gunther Island awaiting de-accessioning in 2009. The white material on the break is dental cement used by H. H. "Doc" Stuart to repair the piece for display. Photo by Bob Doran

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