Miniature Steatite Celt

Dublin Core

Title

Miniature Steatite Celt

Subject

Artifacts

Description

This miniature celt is made soapstone, also called steatite. Steatite is a soft stone that was used to create many types of artifacts. Usually, celts were made of greenstone and were larger, making archaeologists puzzle over the possible function of this specimen. Perhaps it was a token or a child's toy. It was found in a storage pit at a Late Woodland site in Southampton County on the southern Coastal Plain.

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

900 - 1600 C.E.

Format

.TIF, 638 × 514

Type

Image

Coverage

Southampton County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

638 × 514

Files

44SN0022_F.258_miniature_steatite_celt.tif

Citation

“Miniature Steatite Celt,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed January 28, 2022, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/491.

Output Formats