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Object Number:97-563-10694
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: 2.8 cm
Length: 12.2 cm
Width: 4.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-563-10694 - Old Museum Number
28760 - ANSP Number

Description

This object is a lithic and is 4 ⅘ inches long. Both the ANSP and loan numbers are visible and present on one of the edges. The lithic tapers from a thin, sharp working edge to a thick, irregular backside. One face is flat and smooth, and the other is more rounded and pecked, but irregular in shape. The flat face is pale gray and has significant iron stains. The more rounded face is gray with iron stains and more pecking. The working edge is curved.

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