Learn about Maritime Trade and Exploration. Art In History artifact replica is a sperm whale tooth from the time of great sea-faring activities such as whaling, exploration, and trade. ‚ Known artifacts from this era were made by whalers and/or sailors who were out at sea for extended periods of time. ‚ During sailors idle time, scrimshaw art was done utilizing crude sailing needles and other instruments. These tools were used to scratch, or etch, imagery into a sperm whale tooth.
The motif provided is the Mission Carmel or San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo the second of the California Missions. ‚ Founded in 1770. ‚ The mission was originally at the presidio in Monterey. ‚ It was relocated in 1771 to the Carmel Valley at the village of Ekheya.‚