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These two artifacts were recovered from the surface of a multicomponent (multiple occupations) site in Elk County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1972. The larger piece is likely the bit end of a polished hematite celt. This woodworking tool would have been manufactured by grinding or pecking it into general shape followed by polishing. It would have been hafted onto a handle and required periodic resharpening. The smaller shaped and polished artifact, also made of hematite, had an unknown function.

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Item Number: 444586
Call Number: 14EK309 72.14.997 & .998 Carr donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444586

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