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This partial axe or celt was found at the Trowbridge archeological site in Wyandotte County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1973. Trowbridge is a Kansas City Hopewell site from the Early Ceramic Period. During this time archeologists find evidence of houses, cultivated plants, and decorated pottery. Without the poll end of the artifact it is impossible to tell if it was an axe or a celt. Either way, this woodworking tool would have been made by grinding or pecking it into a general shape followed by polishing. It would have been hafted onto a handle and required periodic resharpening.

Date: 1-250 CE

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Item Number: 449715
Call Number: 14WY1 73.68.42 Trowbridge donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 449715

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