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This axe and maul were given to the donor's great aunt, a teacher in Sublette, in 1920 by her students who had collected them from a nearby gravel pit. Ninety-nine years later the donor's great niece donated them to the Kansas Historical Society. While 3/4-grooved axes are frequently recovered from late Archaic sites, their use is not restricted to that time period. The axe gets its name from the hafting groove that encircles 3/4 of the body. The bit end of the axe has acquired a silica polish from the wood it has cut. The maul is also 3/4 grooved and was used as a hammer. Both ends and the top of the maul show battering marks. Tools like these are made by pecking a hard stone into a rough shape and then grinding and polishing it into its final state.

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Item Number: 505092
Call Number: 14HK 2019.G.1 & .2 Baena donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 505092

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