A large number of Guadalupe tools or adzes were recovered during the excavations at Morhiss. This illustration depicts the general morphological variability of these tools at 41VT1. Note the characteristic triangular to plano convex cross section and the beveled shape of the bit or cutting edge. Raw materials are cherts characteristic of alluvial deposits along the Guadalupe River. Compare the general morphology of this adze type to the Type II shell adze manufactured from the columella. Size and technological similarities suggest similar functions for both of these tools.
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