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This unusual sandstone celt was recovered from the surface of a Smoky Hill aspect camp site in Saline County and donated in 2017 to the Kansas Historical Society. A celt is a polished ungrooved axe, often shaped like a chisel. Generally Archeologists assume celts were used as woodworking tools, but this specimen, made of Dakota sandstone, would not have function well for that purpose. The celt is 128.11mm in length and its largest girth is 13.25mm. The artifact shows some scarring by farm machinery.

Date: 1000 CE-1500 CE

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Item Number: 443594
Call Number: 14SA408 2017.A.509 Reed donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443594

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