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Adze Blade

Object Number:97-563-10687
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Red Paint People
Provenience: United States of America
Hancock County (Maine)
Mount Desert (uncertain)
Blue Hill (uncertain)
Culture Area: Northeast Culture Area
Locus: grave
Period: Late Archaic
Maritime Archaic
Moorehead Phase
Date Made: 3000 BCE - 1000 BCE
Height: 2.2 cm
Length: 18.6 cm
Width: 5.6 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-563-10687 - Old Museum Number
28753 - ANSP Number


This object is a lithic and is 7 ⅓ inches long. The Catalogue Card describes the material as serpentine, but it is unconfirmed. Both the ANSP and loan numbers are visible. The lithic is smooth. The numbered side is beige and relatively flat but pecked and weathered. The other side is primarily beige with yellow undertones. It is rounded and pecked, and less weathered. Soil has collected on both sides’ divots.

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