Stone Hoe

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Date

Archaic (8000 BC – 12000 BC) to Woodland (500 BC to AD 900)

Description

Carved stone hoe

Maker

Native American

Material

Physical Dimensions

Length: 5”
Width: 2 ¾”

Place of Origin

Alum Ridge, Floyd County, Virginia

Acquisition Note

T. Strickler Sweeney (1915 -1996) collected Indian artifacts from plowed fields on his and neighboring farms. His widow Minnie (1921-2015) donated his collection to Old Church Gallery in 1999.

Addititional Notes

Radford University intern Kiera McReynolds inventoried the Sweeney collection for Old Church Gallery with the assistance of Dr. Cliff Boyd, RU.

Ownership

Old Church Gallery

Citation

“Stone Hoe,” Floyd Folklife Gallery and Archives, accessed July 8, 2020, https://floydvafolklife.org/items/show/79.

Item Relations

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