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This complete celt was collected from the Leary site and donated to the Kansas Historical Society. The Leary site was a large Oneota village that likely was periodically occupied by other groups. The site straddles the state line between Kansas and Nebraska, with a large portion on the Richardson County, Nebraska side and a smaller portion on the Brown County, Kansas side. The site was primarily occupied during the Late Prehistoric Period, with a few radiocarbon dates suggesting 1194 to 1477. This woodworking tool would have been manufactured 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: 1194-1477 CE

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Item Number: 451052
Call Number: 1986.M.20 Zimmerman donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 451052

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