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Animal belling traditions started in Africa over 5,000 years ago. Today bells are used on animals around the world, and this rather novel collection from the Utah State University Libraries takes a look at how bells "create relationships with cultures, landscapes, and livestock." The collection is based on the works of Thad Box, retired dean of Utah State University's College of Natural Resources. Box collected bells from dozens of countries, and these unique items form the backbone of this particular exhibit. The exhibit contains 185 items, ranging from camel bells from Somalia to books that study the use of bells by different groups of nomads in the Horn of Africa. Visitors will appreciate the fact that there are different views for each item, which afford them a complete view of these artifacts.
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