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Stó:lō peoples built nearly everything from wood—such as their houses, canoes, and artworks. Woodworkers used hard materials like jade to make chisels and adzes used to cut and shape logs. The chisels from Qithyil, called ‘celts’ by archaeologists, were made upriver along the Fraser from light grey-green to dark green jade (or ‘nephrite’).

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