Axe - NS9968_1

NS9968_1

Axe

Maker: Indigenous North America
Medium:Ground stone
Geography: Warren, Indiana, USA
Date: ca. 6000 BC-1650 AD
Dimensions:
83 x 51 x 16 mm
Object number: NS9968
Not on view
DescriptionArchaeologists identify axes like this one based on their symmetrical shape when viewed from the side. This symmetry suggests that these objects were attached to a handle or shaft with their cutting edges parallel to the handle (unlike adzes, which have cutting edges that run parallel to their handles).
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