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Description: This large stone celt (ungrooved ax) has side edges that are squared off; one edge is tapered and rounded and other edge was possibly originally squared. The celt is made of highly-polished black cannel coal. This piece comes from Intrusive Mound Culture. The Intrusive Mound culture is one of the least understood culture groups in southern Ohio. As the name suggests, this group is best known for their use of existing Hopewell and Adena culture mounds for burial. The Intrusive Mound culture produced a wide array of tools from bone and antler. Individuals were commonly buried with a wide range of distinctive tools made from bone and antler. Such tools are fairly unique to this time period. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A0097_000014
Subjects: Mound-builders; Tools, Prehistoric;
Places: Celt