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This celt was collected from an archeological site in Johnson County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2022. Celts were made by pecking a hard stone into a rough shape then grinding and polishing it into its final state. They were used as woodworking tools and would have been socketed into a handle, and each time it was used it would have seated itself more firmly in place. Celts often date to the Late Archaic period through the Late Ceramic period, when they were replaced by iron axes. The Enright site is what archeologists call a multicomponent site, meaning it was occupied at various times, from approximately 10,000 years ago to today.

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Item Number: 512514
Call Number: 14JO188 2022.A.195 Enright donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 512514

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