If Towse would like to contact me direct, I may be able to help with access
to an expert. He/she can ring me during working hours on 020--7720 8643.
Diana C. Briscoe
Archive of Anglo-Saxon Pottery Stamps
124 Cholmley Gardens
Fortune Green Road
London NW6 1AA
Tel: +44(0)20 77946300
Fax: +44(0)20 74311612
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> From: Mike Heyworth <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: British archaeology discussion list <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 16:44:41 +0100
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: object identification request
> From: BGT [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: 12 April 2001 11:38
> I have come into possession (by way of a deceased man and a broken
> flowerpot - don't ask) of a small collection of unprovenanced South
> American/Mexican artefacts. All I know about them is that there are likely
> to have been obtained around the time of World War Two.
> The collection includes some small terracotta heads, what look like
> terracotta frieze stamps, a carved 'rattle', a mask and a quantity of
> obsidian blades.
> I do not know whether they are genuine artefacts or 'tourist' stuff and have
> failed dismally to get them identified despite having tried the
> Ethnographers Group and the (unhelpful) British Museum.
> Is there anyone within a reasonable distance of Buckinghamshire who might be
> able to help or can offer some useful suggestions?
> Towse Harrison
> Co-Leader Chiltern Young Archaeologists Club