Grooved Axes

Woodworking tools, stone; Caddo (Archaic period), 6000–1000 BC; White Farm and provenience unknown; Hodges 77-1 / X.

Closeup photo of two grooved stone axes against a plain white background.

For further information about Archaic period lifeways in Arkansas, see this Encyclopedia of Arkansas entry. To learn more about igneous and other rocks, check out the Arkansas Geological Survey’s “General Geology” page.

Text by Andrew Powell and Mary Beth Trubitt; photographs by Mary Beth Trubitt and Jared Pebworth.