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Object Number:97-563-10695
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: 3.9 cm
Length: 23.3 cm
Width: 5.6 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-563-10695 - Old Museum Number
28761 - ANSP Number

Description

This object is a lithic and is 9 ⅕ inches long. Both the ANSP and loan numbers are visible on a rounded, long edge. There is one flat face and one rounded face, described in the Catalogue Card as plano-convex. The stone is not a uniform color but has streaks of brown, beige, gray, and white on both the flat and rounded faces. The rounded face is stained with a red color, presumably iron. The working edge is curved and worn very smooth. The lithic overall is grooved in the same direction as the streaks of color.

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