Documenting Replica Choices
By the end of January 2003, only Class N Grooved Rectangles were missing from the bead type assemblage for the project. Six of the original Class N beads illustrated by Bennyhoff and Hughes (1987:138) were accessioned at the American Museum of Natural History. I requested the loan of these beads for nondestructive replication and museum curator David Hurst Thomas granted this request. By April 2003, these Class N beads arrived in California, thus completing the examples needed for the Replica Set of 154 beads.