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Object ID # 1959.019.010
Object Name Chisel
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date Pre-contact
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Euphrasia Township (formerly), Municipality of Grey Highlands, Grey County
Description A First Nations-made, double-ended stone chisel hand tool or a digging tool head from the Fred Birch Collection.
Provenance Collected by Frederick Birch (b. 1840-d. 1923) who was an amateur archaeologist living in Wodehouse, Euphrasia Township, Grey County, at the time. He collected First Nations artifacts in Euphrasia and nearby townships. It is not known what year he collected this tool. It last belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bowes.

The Petun Nation lived in the Blue Mountains area - it is unknown whether it dates from their era or is a Laurentian era tool.
Collection First Nations, Archaeological Collection
Material Stone
Dimensions W-5.2 L-12.8 D-3.4 cm
Found Euphrasia Township (formerly), Municipality of Grey Highlands, Grey County
People Birch, Frederick
Subjects First Nations of Central Canada
Search Terms Wodehouse