Below: A human hair implanted in the bird's tail. These
appear with surprising frequency in clay effigies at this site
for whatever reason. This hair became
detached, but was salvaged and sent with several others to the
Center for the Study of the First Americans, where Dr. Robert
identified them as human from their imbricate scale pattern and
root morphology. This was the only one of the hairs that
appeared to be pubic. Unfortunately, after Dr.
Bonnichsen's untimely death the hairs sent to the CSFA could not
be located, and this was before this author had acquired
microscopes suitable for closer inspection.
are microscopic photos of another buried human hair from the
site, at three different levels of magnification. Note the
club-shaped root and the imbricate scale pattern.