Ceramic effigies of lightning whelk shell cups

Laura Kozuch

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The article features the shell cup effigies found in Illinois. The cups have an average height of 19 centimeters which are mostly tempered with freshwater shell and used fine grog which came from Cahokia. It also notes that the cups were used in different rituals such as holding purifying liquids called Black Drink, renewal ceremonies and war.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14--16
JournalIllinois Antiquity
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2013


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