A greenstone celt with a hole drilled near one end, like a pendant

p4A ItemID E8908575
A European Prehistoric Celt Scraper

p4A ItemID F7986321
An Old Copper Culture Hopewell Celt Collected in Keweenaw Co., Michigan

p4A ItemID F7945463
Salish Nephrite Property Celt, of large and tapering form, with single beveled edge

p4A ItemID F7913759


Small celts were used as skinning tools. Larger examples could have been used as small chopping devices, like a small ax. Sizes can vary greatly, and they can be made out of slate or granite. They would correctly be classified as tools, as would a stone ax or hammer.

Reference note by p4A editorial staff, November 2011.

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