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Object ID 1868.002.002
Object Name Ax Head
Collection Native American
Credit line Gift of Dr. William Cummings
Date circa 6000-1000 BC
Description Native American stone ax head, probably from the mid to late Archaic Period (6000-1000 BC), made with an approximately 1 1/4" groove at about 1 1/4" from the rounded side. There is an old red and white typewritten label affixed to one side: "Jan. 2, 1868. Indian axe / Appoquinimink. 3 miles / from Smyrna. / From Dr. William Cummins."
Dimensions W-3.5 L-5 D-2 inches
Provenance This item was found on the donor's Appoquinimink farm near Smyrna, DE.
Subjects Axes
Indians of North America
Search Terms Stone Tools
Native Americans
Ax Heads
Archaic Period
New Castle County
Material Limestone (?)
Place of Origin Smyrna, DE