24 September 1976
Vol 193, Issue 4259

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Solid animal figurines, probably representing deer, found in excavations at Snaketown, southern Arizona. The average length of each figurine is 13 centimeters. The figurines are “so much alike they could only have been made by a single craftsman. . . . The repetitiveness of the form seems to have had some value in the mind of the maker. If connected with productive magic, the greater the number of figures, the more potent and coercive the plea.” [From The Hohokam: Desert Farmers and Craftsmen by Emil W. Haury, reviewed on page 1234]