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Culture:American
Title:stones
Type:Agricultural Tools & Equipment
Materials:sandstone
Place Made:United States; Massachusetts
Accession Number:  HD 64.359

Description:
Three grinding stones and one hand axe in cream-colored "Longmeadow sandstone." The nearest outcropping of similar material is on the northeast base of Mt. Tom near Northampton, Mass. These were in the PMVA collection (numbers unknown) identified as Indian artifacts although this attribution has been questioned. There are a number of similar objects identified as Indian Stone Axes, Chisels and Gouges listed in Case B of the Indian Room.

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