Adze - 951.100.2_1

951.100.2_1

Adze

Medium:Ground stone
Geography: Washburn Island, Ontario
Date: ca. 6000 BC-1650 AD
Period: Middle Archaic to Early Colonial
Dimensions:
80 x 28 x 16 mm
Object number: 951.100.2
Not on view
Description
This is a chisel. Archaeologists identify chisels based on their size and shape; they are narrower than axes and adzes. Archaeologists believe that tools such as this one were used for fine carving activities. This fragmentary example is trapezoidal in cross-section. 
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