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Discovery Of Ax Heads Furthers Understanding Of Cahokian Society

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August 6, 2001
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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
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A team of archaeologists, including students, working under a blazing summer sun on a high hill near O’Fallon, Ill., have made a rare find. In what was considered to be an "ordinary" ancient farming village, the team, from the University of Illinois, has discovered a large cache of prehistoric stone ax heads called celts. The 70 celts are about 900 years old and belonged to the pre-Columbian residents of the Mississippi Valley.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A team of archaeologists, including students, working under a blazing summer sun on a high hill near O’Fallon, Ill., have made a rare find.


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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. "Discovery Of Ax Heads Furthers Understanding Of Cahokian Society." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 6 August 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/08/010802081002.htm>.
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. (2001, August 6). Discovery Of Ax Heads Furthers Understanding Of Cahokian Society. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/08/010802081002.htm
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. "Discovery Of Ax Heads Furthers Understanding Of Cahokian Society." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/08/010802081002.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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