ranging from 600 .EC. to A.D. 1200 including
ny w fhich would consered most sophisticated for t ir time are on display now it! the restoration commission's Pan American Center, next to the Hispanic Garden on St. George Street.
'Most of the objects, says Dr. Carleton Calkin, restoration curator, were found in tombs, "-ither as offering to the gods o, in the case of the pottery, containing food for the journey iito the next world." Included aie pottery, gold jewelry, sculpture and textiles.
s is always the policy followed
Srestoration exhibit houses and
oitrseums, the display is open free of charge to St. Johns County residents. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven day a week.
Re sending the five different ITEMS IN WARK COLLECTION
ountri which are considere......
t b the rest in archaeology. . Include Colorful Pottery And Jewelry cal remains, the display includes pre-olombian artifacts has a different design, inscribed given to the restoration group when the clay was soft. iy Ralph and Constance Wark, Accompanying the articles of oth of St. Augustine. In all, pottery, gold jewelry, sculpture they have given three sets of and textiles, are items that the artifacts, two of which are in- restoration curator describes as eluded in the current display. "supplementary, such as spinThe five Latin American coun- ning and weaving equipment." tries featured are Mexico, Peru, Particularly interesting is a set Costa Rica, Colombia and Ecua of Peruvian copper surgical indor, struments, dating back to about
Warks' Contributions A.D. 1000.
Copper ear ornaments and "They had all kinds of surnecklaces of cera c beads are g Pe ev r included in the Wrk contribu- Cal explains They c d
Sheear eatsb ot pen the skull, take ut tumors,
of hammered copper, are actu- other types of surgery The majority of the items on Verythi y display have ben donated others Sri e purchased and still others aii in trbe a pec hveb loaned to the restorSa w tOldest Article The, men usually wore the The oldest article is a piece of
anl netted like fish net, Calkin exSfatr b plains that netting "is the anhe neck acesi that each bead cestor of weaving." Measuring FINDS FROM FAMIL about two and a half by three. Produce Many Interesting Treasures feet-only one-fourth of the 011y ta
probably as (1, netted in strips or bands it everyother row,
'The winning equipment two sets, both found with their owners, Calkin explains. The items are contained in little boxes -. just larger than a cigar box, ad complementing. this display is agneedle case, made of wood and black in color, and decorated with tiny shells. Even today, says Calkin, the women use the drop spindle, made with a wooden shaft and clay spindle, and you can see the Indian women weaving cloth as they go to town. Another artifact which Calkin treasures in this collection is a long sash belt about an inch and a quarter wide and about 10 inches long, which came from a grave in southern Peru. I? tinct he says, becau large number of co 1 bout 14 different s
W so they had for th at nia ors, I don't know, e was found on a muf was probably made e900 and 1000. a