THE EXAMINATION, TREATMENT AND ANALYSIS OF A PAIR OF BOOTS FROM THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS INCLUDING A NOTE ABOUT POSSIBLE PESTICIDE CONTAMINATION
ABSTRACT—During the course of the examination and treatment of a pair of boots from the Aleutian Islands, the author was confronted with problems regarding materials identification. Lack of suitable hair identification keys and possible contamination of pigments by pesticides are discussed. Identification of hair and pigments is reported. Use of cast paper pulp as a filling material for seal skin is described in the treatment section.