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Object Number:97-563-10688
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Red Paint People
Provenience: United States of America
Maine
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
Section:American
Materials:Stone
Technique:Pecked
Height: 2.1 cm
Length: 17.4 cm
Width: 4.5 cm
Thickness: 2.1 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-563-10688 - Old Museum Number
28754 - ANSP Number

Description

This object is a lithic and is 6 ¾ inches long. It is parallel-sided, pecked, and smooth at the working edge. Both the ANSP and loan numbers are visible. The number side is a dark brown-gray in color and flat. The other side is gray, with red staining that fades to orange and pink close to the long edges. The pecked area contrasts greatly in texture and color with the smooth working edge. The working edge is smoothed to a sharp edge and is dark brown with red staining.

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