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Contextual studies of material culture. by National Museums of Canada. National Museum of Man, Canadian Ethnology Service.

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Published by National Museums of Canada in S.l .
Written in English

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SeriesCanada National Museum of Man Canadian Ethnology Service Paper Mercury Series -- 43
ContributionsZimmerly, D.
The Physical Object
Number of Pages58
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Open LibraryOL21885345M

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