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Chipped stone hoe with notches for hafting and a curved profile / Northeast, Mississippian

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Chipped stone hoe with notches for hafting and a curved profile. Use wear is typical at the working edge (polish at the bit of the hoe). It is likely that a T-shaped handle was used to haft the hoe. Hafting was probably accomplished with rawhide. Notched hoes would have been useful tools for gardening or for digging soil for construction purposes.

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Title(s): 
Chipped stone hoe with notches for hafting and a curved profile
Culture: 
Northeast, Mississippian
Date: 
700-1600 CE
Period: 
Mississippian
Place: 
Franklin, Ohio
Materials/Techniques: 
Kaolin flint
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
61.1597
Department: 
Not On View

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