The article provides an overview of hand-held woodworking tool being recorded from surface collections in southern Illinois. The tools are rather crude and made from fractured igneous cobbles. The axes, recognized as full-grooved axes, were hafted to handles through grooves pecked around the poll end's circumference opposite the bit. The tradition of axe making evolved through time ending with ungrooved axe-heads, referred commonly as celts, in the Mississippian period.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - 2016|