FMNH 56018.nosub[1]

  • 56018: Artifacts, restored

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    Description: Artifacts, restored. Copper ax (56018), copper adze (56243)
  • 56018: copper celt
    Scanner: Lois Moeller : The Field Museum
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    Description: copper celt. Copper axe Hopewell (AD 100 – 400) Ohio Copper axes or celts like this one show no signs of wear, leading archaeologists to believe that they held symbolic meaning. As with Colombian redstone and greenstone axes, Hopewell leaders may have used copper axes to indicate their power to clear land and build monumental ceremonial centers.
  • Photographer: Ron Testa : Field Museum of Natural History
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    Description: scan of catalog card
Catalog Number: 56018.nosub[1]
Description: celt
Materials: metal; copper
Cultural Attribution: Hopewell
Time Period: Hopewell
Locality: North America, U.S., Ohio, Ross County, Hopewell Mound Group: Mound 3
Accession Number: [31] World's Columbian Exposition - Department of Ethnology (Gift)
Accession Year:
Continent: North America
Country: U.S.
Province/State: Ohio
District/County: Ross County
Collector/Source: World's Columbian Exposition - Department of Ethnology, W. K. Moorehead
IRN: 1286495
GUID: e33d9df3-9b0a-432f-b732-b8c79f75567b