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This complete fully-grooved axe was found in Pottawatomie County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1904. Axes such as these were made by pecking a hard stone into a rough shape then grinding and sometimes polishing it into its final state. The groove that completely (fully) encircles the axe was used to enable hafting the axe onto a handle. Fully-grooved axes often date to the Middle to Late Archaic period.

Date: 3500 BCE-1 CE

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Item Number: 446224
Call Number: 14PO 1986.D.6 Streeter donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 446224

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