Lot 184: Native American Woodlands Hand Axe and Discoidal
March 14, 2014
Erie , CO, USALive Auction
Native American, North America, Tennessee/Kentucky border area (axe), Pennsylvania (discoidal) Woodlands Period, ca. 1000-900 CE. The Woodland Period was a prosperous time for ancient Americans. Woodland people developed agricultural techniques and produced many varieties of maize and other crops. Cultures such as the Adena and the Hopewell learned to build earthen burial and ceremonial mounds and today are known to scholars a+D94s the Mound Builders. An ancient tool that the ancient Native Americans of the Woodland period used was the celt or axe. The example in this lot is a 3/4 groove stone axe made from a grey to green hardstone. But it wasn't all work and no play for the ancients of the Americas. The discoidal in this lot was used in a game in which discoidals were rolled and the players threw spears at them. Target practice, anyone? 7"L x 2 1/2"W at widest x 2"D at deepest (axe) 3 1/8"D x 1 7/8"T (discoidal).
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Condition Report: Minor wear at blade from use. Else intact and near choice.
Provenance: Ex-Gilbert Martin Collection, Georgia, USA