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Appalachian Culture Celt

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    Posted 3 years ago

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    The Appalachian culture flourished in the Eastern United States during the late archaic period from 4500-3500 BP. Most of their projectile points were rather crudely made stemmed points that were made from quartzite and other common local materials. They are closely related to the more fnely made Savannah River points. I have a couple of examples of the stemmed points in my collection which I will post at a later date. They were purchased in a group along with this celt, and come from the area of Virginia/West Virginia/Pennsylvania.

    This celt likely served one of three purposes... 1) It might have been created as a blank or pre-form for an intended later use of being knapped into a projectile point. 2) I might have been used as a hand axe ... or... 3) it might have been used as a scraper for preparing hides.
    This one is about 5.5" by 3" and 3/4" thick. It is quite comfortable with the rounded end in the hand.


    1. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      :-) PhilDMorris :-)
    2. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thank you Roy & Valentino!!!
    3. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Great description and fantastic photos Bob.
    4. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thank you most kindy Karen Phoebe Speed Racer 4 four!!! Cheers! - Billy Bob Bubba :-)
    5. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Also thanks to fortapache, jscott0363, vetraio50!!!
    6. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Gracias kyratango!

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