Archaic Period Stone Axe

Archaic Period Stone Axe

Time Frame: Approximately 10,000 to 3,000 Years Ago

Stone axes, grooved for hafting a wooden handle, first appear at Archaic sites. There were a number of Archaic sites in Iowa including the Cherokee Sewer site and the Simonsen site in Cherokee County, and a site near Pisgah in Harrison County.
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Illustrated by Mary Slattery, Will Thomson, and David Crawford
Office of the State Archeologist
Adapted from Office Of The State Archaeologist, Educational Series 2 - Archaic Period

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