EDIowa Prehistory

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Catalog # Name Description
1 ED1998.4.12 Blade, Stone Lamellar blade. Chipped stone tool used as a knife.  ED1998.4.12 (Blade, Stone) image
2 ED1998.4.2 Spear Point Chipped stone tool. Used as a spear point or knife.  ED1998.4.2 (Spear Point) image
3 ED1998.4.3 Tool, Stone Chipped stone tool. Used as a knife or spear head.  ED1998.4.3 (Tool, Stone) image
4 ED1998.4.4 Tool, Stone Chipped stone tool. Used as a knife or spear point.  ED1998.4.4 (Tool, Stone) image
5 ED1998.4.5 Tool, Stone Chipped stone tool. Used as a knife or spear point.  ED1998.4.5 (Tool, Stone) image
6 ED1998.4.8 Tool, Stone Chipped stone tool. Used as a knife or spear point.  ED1998.4.8 (Tool, Stone) image
7 ED1998.7.2 Spear Point Hardin barbed point. Used as a spear or a knife.  ED1998.7.2 (Spear Point) image
8 ED1998.7.4 Spear Point Belknap Contracting Stem Point. Used as a spear or knife.  ED1998.7.4 (Spear Point) image
9 ED1999.1.17 Biface Chipped stone tool that has been formed on two sides. It could have been used for cutting scraping, chopping, and sawing.  ED1999.1.17 (Biface) image
10 ED1999.1.21 Biface Chipped stone tool that has been formed on two sides. It could have been used for cutting scraping, chopping, and sawing.  ED1999.1.21 (Biface) image
11 ED1999.1.24 Hammer, Stone Hard stone used to shape arrow heads, spear points, and other lithics.  ED1999.1.24 (Hammer, Stone) image
12 ED1999.1.32 Copper Native copper ED1999.1.32 (Copper) image
13 ED1999.1.33 Biface Chipped stone tool that has been formed on two sides. It could have been used for cutting scraping, chopping, and sawing.  ED1999.1.33 (Biface) image
14 ED1999.1.36 Sherd, Pottery Reproduction sherd with mica flakes and rope impression.  ED1999.1.36 (Sherd, Pottery) image
15 ED1999.1.39 Ax Head Grooved ax head made of formed stone.  ED1999.1.39 (Ax Head) image
16 ED1999.1.4 Hammer, Stone Hard stone used to shape arrow heads, spear points, and other lithics.  ED1999.1.4 (Hammer, Stone) image
17 ED1999.1.45 Hammer, Stone Hard stone used to shape arrow heads, spear points, and other lithics.  ED1999.1.45 (Hammer, Stone) image
18 ED1999.1.5 Copper Native copper ED1999.1.5 (Copper) image
19 ED1999.1.9 Biface Chipped stone tool that has been formed on two sides. It could have been used for cutting scraping, chopping, and sawing.  ED1999.1.9 (Biface) image
20 ED1999.5.3 Grindstone Clay grinding stone. Reproduction of early human tools.  ED1999.5.3 (Grindstone) image
21 ED2003.5.1 Bone A femur bone of a large animal, likely buffalo or something similar sized. ED2003.5.1 (Bone) image
22 ED2021-10 Tusk Fragments of a mastodon tusk. The mastodons were relatives of true elephants, which included the wooly mammoth. These huge elephant-like animals roamed across much of eastern North America during the latter part of the Ice Age. Most mastodon remains which are found date to between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago.  ED2021-10 (Tusk) image
23 ED2021-182 Hammer, Stone Round stone attached to a wooden stick with leather strapping.  ED2021-182 (Hammer, Stone) image
24 ED2021-30 Turquoise Polished, uncut turquoise. Many cultures around the world and throughout history have used turquois as a decorative gemstone and held it in high esteem. In particular, Southwest Native American tribes considered this stone sacred.  ED2021-30 (Turquoise) image
25 ED2021-79 Sherd, Pottery Three, small pieces of pottery sherd (A-C).  All three are a red-brown color. ED2021-79 (Sherd, Pottery) image
26 ED2021-9 Mica Flakes of mica. Mica is a mineral that is most characterized by its ability to be easily split into thin, flexible sheets.  ED2021-9 (Mica) image