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This hematite celt was recovered from a Early to Middle Ceramic Period campsite in Coffey County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2015. Hematite is a mineral form of iron oxide. A celt is an unnotched axe and this one was created by grinding away unwanted material and then polishing. Striations appear on the two beveled edges, but likely this celt was only used for special purposes or occasions.

Date: 1 CE - 1500

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Item Number: 312662
Call Number: 14CF411 2015.E.1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 312662

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