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Object Number:97-563-10690
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: 3.4 cm
Length: 21 cm
Width: 5.2 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-563-10690 - Old Museum Number
28756 - ANSP Number

Description

This object is a lithic and is 8 ¼ inches long. Both the ANSP and loan numbers are visible on one of the long, rounded edges. The lithic is clearly pecked except at the working edge. Both sides of the lithic are flat but the edges are thick and rounded. One side is flatter than the other. The working edge is ground smooth and squared off rather than rounded. On the flatter side, it is gray stone with flecks of red and brown staining. On the less flat side, it is gray stone with red and yellow staining.

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