This small brass or copper bell was photographed by Jim Corbin during the 1977 excavations at Mission Dolores. Unfortunately, there is nothing in the site records to suggest that it was found during his work. Avery suspects that the bell was brought to the site by an area resident as a "show and tell" item. Over the decades many mission-era artifacts have been collected from the site, particularly during the early 20th century when Highway 147 was built right through it. But the original and current provenience of this artifact remains unknown. Perhaps you can help tell its tale? SFA Archaeology Laboratory.
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