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Excerpt from Thaw Catalog: Since late pre-historic times the Haudenosaunee carved effigy-decorated combs from wood, bone, and antler. After the introduction of metal tools in the 17th century the carvings and engravings on these combs became more elaborate with finely cut teeth, particularly among the Seneca and Cayuga Iroquois. (Wray 1963) Some 275 of such combs have been recovered from Seneca sites.
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