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The Holly Oak Gorget is a shell pendant, worn as a necklace, with a carving in it of what appears to by a woolly mammoth. This artifact was allegedly discovered in the late 1860’s, by Hilborne T. Cresson, a field assistant at the time at Harvard University’s Peabody Museum. The pendant was found at an archaeological site in northern Delaware. The shell is made of busycon sinistrum, a sea snail, often found along the United States coast of the Atlantic Ocean.  
 
The Holly Oak Gorget is a shell pendant, worn as a necklace, with a carving in it of what appears to by a woolly mammoth. This artifact was allegedly discovered in the late 1860’s, by Hilborne T. Cresson, a field assistant at the time at Harvard University’s Peabody Museum. The pendant was found at an archaeological site in northern Delaware. The shell is made of busycon sinistrum, a sea snail, often found along the United States coast of the Atlantic Ocean.  
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Revision as of 22:26, 2 December 2019

By Haley Allgeyer


The Holly Oak Gorget is a shell pendant, worn as a necklace, with a carving in it of what appears to by a woolly mammoth. This artifact was allegedly discovered in the late 1860’s, by Hilborne T. Cresson, a field assistant at the time at Harvard University’s Peabody Museum. The pendant was found at an archaeological site in northern Delaware. The shell is made of busycon sinistrum, a sea snail, often found along the United States coast of the Atlantic Ocean.

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History

Discovered by Hilborne T. Cresson "1864".

La Madeleine

Edouard Lartet discovered La Madeleine pendant that was a carving of a woolly mammoth 1864.


Harvard University's Peabody Museum

Hilborne T. Cresson, field assistant


Pseudoarchaeological Claims

Hilborne T. Cresson

Forgotten Controversy

John Kraft and Ronald Thomas


Modern Understandings

Fake

References

Griffin, James B., Meltzer, David J., Smith, Bruce D., Sturtevant, William C.

1988 A Mammoth Fraud in Science. American Antiquity, 53(3), 578-582. doi:10.2307/281218


Jochim, Michael A.

1985 American Anthropologist, 87(1), new series, 158-160.