This exhibition was on display from December 12, 2014 to May 25, 2015.

This exhibition has been divided in to the following sections:

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  • Pestle (USA), Before 1842
  • carved basalt.
  • Collected by the United States Exploring Expedition, 1840, Department of....
  • 15.2012.46
  • Fishhook (USA), 19th century
  • whale tooth, cord.
  • Collected by Dr. Nathaniel B. Emerson, exhibited at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific....
  • 15.2012.45
  • Octopus Lure (USA), Before 1909
  • cowrie shell, worked stone, carved wood, cord, lashing.
  • Collected by Dr. Nathaniel B. Emerson, exhibited at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific....
  • 15.2012.43
  • Clovis Point, ca. 11,000 BCE
  • chert from north central ohio.
  • Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian....
  • 15.2012.25
  • Fluted Point (USA), ca. 11,000 BCE
  • chert (from edwards chert formation located north of austin, texas).
  • Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian....
  • 15.2012.26
  • Skylab Tool Kit #2 (USA), 1973–74
  • aluminum, anodized aluminum, steel, cardboard, ink.
  • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Transferred from NASA, Marshall....
  • 16.2012.1
  • Needle Case (USA), Created before 1947
  • carved, incised, painted wood; incised tundra swan wing bone (humerus).
  • National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, 21/800.
  • 17.2012.3
  • PillCam SB 3, 2001
  • led light source, lens, battery, antenna, transmitter, imager.
  • Courtesy of Given Imaging, a Covidien Company.
  • s-e-1594
  • Tonsillotome (France), 1855
  • brass, steel, ivory.
  • Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, 1978.0874.02.
  • 14.2012.73