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This small pipestone artifact, possibly a celt, was recovered from the surface of a Middle Ceramic village site in Elk County. It was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1972. The artifact presents something of a conundrum: it has a celt-like edge and the general shape of a celt, but it is too small to be useful as a woodworking tool. The artifact was manufactured by grinding or pecking into its general shape followed by polishing.

Date: 1000 CE-1500 CE

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Item Number: 444624
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444624

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