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This large celt was recovered from the surface of a multicomponent site in Linn County. Archeologists use the word multicomponent to indicate that a site has been occupied intermittently throughout time. This site was occupied by various groups of people from the Archaic to the Historic periods. This woodworking tool would have been manufactured by grinding or pecking it into general shape, followed by polishing. The finished celt was socketed into a handle and each time it was used it would have seated itself more firmly into the handle. The polish on the ends of the celts are the result of use contact with plant materials, such as wood. Celts often date to the Late Archaic period through the Late Ceramic period, when they were replaced by iron axes.

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Item Number: 443675
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443675

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