- Museum number
Axe/implement made of hornstone (flint/chert), a roughly percussion flaked, ovate bi-face, probably unfinished.
- Production date
Length: 13.50 centimetres
Thickness: 4 centimetres
Width: 9.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The implement is marked: "Mound No.2, Clark's Works. W.B. 8/71".Clark's Works was the original name of the site currently referred to as the Hopewell Mound Group. Clark was the owner during the 1840s when Squier and Davis were conducting survey and excavation of the site. Warren Moorehead gave the earthwork its current name, Hopewell, during his excavations in the 1890s, again after the then owner.
This is probably one of a number of discoidal implements from Mound 2 of the Hopewell Mound Group Davis sold to Blackmore. The group came from a deposit of almost six hundred similar implements, positioned on end, in two layers, at a location within the mound where normally there would be an altar (Squier and Davis' description)or cremation surface. Squier and Davis estimated there would be a further 3500 implements if excavation extended beyond their 6' x 4' feet trench. Moorehead later found the deposit to be some 26 feet in diameter and recovered a further 7,232 "discs", placed intermittently in heaps across the area, all two layers deep and covered with sand.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1876C1.9747 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Am1876C0416.2-4