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This is a belt style axe recovered from a midden (refuse heap) in Fool Chief's Village. Fool Chief's Village, a Kansa village site in Shawnee County, was the site of the 2012 Kansas Archeology Training Program, though excavations continued through 2012 and 2013. Belt style axes were common English and French fur trade items and were forged from a single band of iron folded in half and hammer welded together at the blade. An opening was left at the bend of the fold for the handle of the axe. As this axe shows evidence of battering on the top, it may have been used as an anvil.

Date: 1830-1844

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Item Number: 439758
Call Number: 14SH305-64-2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 439758

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