Copper Celts

5b.34 Copper Celts

Copper Celts

Hopewell people may have played the panpipe and used the copper awl, yet few if any of the copper axes or celts show signs of wear. Indeed, the 28-pound ax from Seip mound would be difficult to use for chopping wood. Often, axes were wrapped in cloth, perhaps to be displayed on special occasions. Remnants of the cloth are sometimes preserved by the copper.

Catalog Number: A 0007/000005.004
Image Number: AL07078