While few in number, there are objects in our collections that have so far stumped us as to what they are or where they come from.
If you think you know what any of these objects might be, where they are most likely to be from, and so on, please help us set our records straight by contacting Christopher J. Philipp, Collections Manager and Alan Francisco, Department of Anthropology Registrar: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are always willing to listen to a good explanation!
These 2 "mats" were formerly located in the Department's Pacific Research Lab (PRL) and former storeroom for the Pacific collections prior to moving to the Collections Resource Center (CRC). The objects were found with no numbers, tags, or associated information and in proximity to collections from both Polynesia and Micronesia. They were tagged with temporary tracking numbers but have not yet been linked to any catalog number or accession in the collections in the Museum. If you recognize where these objects may have originally come from please let us know!