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The Wilbanks monolithic axe was found after heavy rains in the spring of 1917 by James Lawson on the banks of the Etowah River near Ball Ground in Cherokee County, Georgia. The axe suffered damage at the hands of the Lawson children who utilized it as a projectile to knock apples off of a tree. It was acquired by the Smithsonian Institution on February 22, 1922, which then restored it. It is the only known monolithic axe with engraving, and this is the first time it has been published in true color. It measures 11 1/8 inches in length and is made from a highly polished greenstone. For the full story, see page 82.
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Message from your Editor   60
The Barbara L. Eicher Vase Pipe Dr. Jeff Pyle 61
Remembering Col. Ben Wesley Thompson 1923-2017 Steven R. Cooper EIC 62
Mortars and Pestles of the Southeastern States
Bob Reeves
66
X-Rays, Archaeology and the Chopsticks of Death
E.J. Neiburger
70
Analysis of An Iowa Trophy-Like Axe
Dr. Alfred D. Savage
75
Book Review:
  Patina: A Visual Reference Guide to Prehistoric Copper
Use in the Western Great Lakes Region
76
Obituary:David Leigh Root
76
Shell Ornaments of the Southern Appalachian Mississippians
Ron L. Harris
77
Two Rare Contact Period Artifacts from Martha’s Vineyard
Bill Moody
80
The Wilbanks Site and the Wilbanks Farm, Cherokee County, Georgia
Dr. Sandy Carter
82
The Rabbit’s Foot - Bad or Good Luck?
Lee Gregory
86
Buried in Wood
Peter G. Murphy
and Alice J. Murphy
88
When Your Find Really is Just a Rock
Amy A. Germuth Ph.D.
89
A Cameo Style Quapaw Bottle from the Don Dickson Collection
Ray Fraser
90
Arlo’s Creek
David Marolf
92
The Fox Site:
A Central Ohio Valley Archaic Site in Southeast Indiana
Daniel Lawson
93
Clues to the Past
Steven R. Cooper
97
The Full Grooved Axe of the Early Archaic Period in Southeast Missouri
Craig Hale
98
Chert: A Foundation for Culture
Jason Pentrail and James Waldo
100
Cache or Trash
Jeff Lee
101
The Mica Arrowpoint: A Colorado Oddity
Tom Westfall
103
The Haywoods and Days of Yore
V. Gary Henry
104
Archaeology and Artifacts
Dr. David H. Dye
106
Membership Application   108
Officers and Societies   109
Calendar of Events   112