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ID: 300438366
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300438366

 

Record Type: concept
dentalium (shell (animal material), <shell and shell material>, ... Materials (hierarchy name))

 

Note: The curved, tooth-like shell of the dentalium mollusk, native to waters around British Columbia. Used as jewelry and as decoration for Native North American clothing; prior to the 20th century, also used as currency amongst California and Northwest Coast Native people.
 
Terms:
dentalium (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,SN)
dentalia (C,U,English,AD,U,PN)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  M.MT

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Materials Facet
Materials Facet
Hierarchy of Materials (hierarchy name)
.... Materials (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of materials (substances)
........ materials (substances) (G)
Hierarchy of <materials by composition>
............ <materials by composition> (G)
Hierarchy of combination inorganic/organic material
................ combination inorganic/organic material (G)
Hierarchy of combination inorganic/organic animal material
.................... combination inorganic/organic animal material (G)
Hierarchy of <shell and shell material>
........................ <shell and shell material> (G)
Hierarchy of shell (animal material)
............................ shell (animal material) (G)
Hierarchy of dentalium
................................ dentalium (G)

Related concepts:
required for ....  nacat
......................  (headdresses, headgear, ... Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name)) [300438380]

Sources and Contributors:
dentalia............  [VP Preferred]
.................  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-) "dentalia," accessed 13 December 2019
dentalium............  [VP]
....................  Buffalo Bill Center of the West [online] (2015) "dentalium," accessed 13 December 2019, "Eye See Teeth,"
....................  Clarke Museum [online] (2018) "dentalium," accessed 13 December 2019
....................  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-) "dentalia," accessed 13 December 2019
 
Subject: .....  [VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Buffalo Bill Center of the West [online] (2015) "dentalium," accessed 13 December 2019, "Eye See Teeth,"
.......... Clarke Museum [online] (2018) "dentalium," accessed 13 December 2019

 

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