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A celt, such as this one, was made by pecking a hard stone into a rough shape then grinding and polishing it into its final state. 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. This celt was collected from Doniphan County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2008.

Date: 2000 BCE-1700 CE

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Item Number: 450276
Call Number: 14DP 2008.B.32 Painter donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 450276

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