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5,000-year-old tools from Crawford County.

Chipped-stone tools from the Crow Hollow site


These five tools are from the Crow Hollow site, a rare, Middle Archaic campsite located along the Kickapoo River in Crawford County. They were made and used about 5,000 years ago. Over 2,000 artifacts were recovered during recent excavations there, including projectile points and bifaces, scrapers, graver, and chipping debris produced during the manufacture and resharpening of chipped-stone tools. Two grinding or milling stones were also found. Society archaeologists also encountered several storage or refuse pits and possible areas of special activity, reflecting the daily activities of cooking food, animal hide preparation, and making and repairing stone tools. For more information about Crow Hollow, click the icon under "Related Link" on the First Peoples page.

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Related Topics: Early Native Peoples
First Peoples
Creator: Wisconsin Historical Society
Pub Data: Artifacts in the collection of the Wisconsin Historical Museum.
Citation: "Chipped-stone tools from the Crow Hollow site" (photograph). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=673; Visited on: 4/24/2014
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