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Object Number:97-563-10693
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: 2.4 cm
Length: 17.7 cm
Width: 5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-563-10693 - Old Museum Number
28759 - ANSP Number

Description

This object is a lithic and is seven inches long. Both the ANSP and loan numbers are visible. The side with the numbers is flat and the other is rounded. The number side is mottled gray with red staining close to the numbers. The rounded side is the same color, but the staining is more pronounced, and one corner of the working edge is nearly black. The working edge is square, rounded, and smooth, while the side opposite it is rough and oblique. The pecking is more prevalent on the rounded side and edges, further from the working edge.

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