Three views of a striking pendant formed by drilling holes through a marine conch shell columella ( Florida Horse Conch, the largest shell found on the Texas coast). The artifact still retains part of the outer whorl, but most of the shell has been removed, probably by natural beach erosion. Found in Wilson County, the pendant measures nearly 18 cm (roughly 7 inches) in length. Drawing by Richard McReynolds; from Chandler and Highley 1998, Figure 1.
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