Axes and Hoes

Chipped axes and hoe blades, stone; Caddo (Woodland period), 1000 BC – AD 1000; Wade site and provenience unknown, Hodges 77-1/27 and X.

Side-by-side photos of prehistoric stone axes and hoe blades and a reproduction hafted hoe.

Read more about the Woodland period at “Caddo Ancestors: Woodland Cultures”. Wood is not often preserved on archeological sites in Arkansas, but some hafted tools have been found in dry rock shelters in the Ozarks.

Text by Andrew Powell, reproduction hoe made by Jared Pebworth, photographs by Mary Beth Trubitt.