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Object Number:97-563-10689
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:Serpentine
Technique:Pecked
Height: 3.1 cm
Length: 15.8 cm
Width: 5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-563-10689 - Old Museum Number
28755 - ANSP Number

Description

This object is a lithic and is 6 ⅕ inches long. The Catalogue Card describes the material as serpentine, but it is unconfirmed. Both the ANSP and loan numbers are visible and have been written on a rounded edge further from the working edge. One side is flat, while the other is rounded. The working edge is the only smooth and sharp edge on the lithic; all the other edges are rounded and chipped. The rounded edges converge to a point opposite the working edge. The flat and rounded sides are pale gray with light brown staining.

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