Stone hoes were used throughout eastern North America, especially by the Mississippian people. They were also used in Kansas and stemmed hoes have been found in Oklahoma. These are dirt-digging machines! They were used to cultivate corn fields, but were undoubtedly used to dig post holes and wall trenches for building houses and for digging storage and cooking pits.
This hoe is made to use. Chert (flint) hoe blade tied to a wooden handle with rawhide.