Adze - 958.163.2_1

958.163.2_1

Adze

Medium:Ground stone, limestone
Geography: Lake of the Woods, Ontario
Date: ca. 6000 BC-1650 AD
Period: Middle Archaic to contact
Dimensions:
13 x 48 x 24 mm
Object number: 958.163.2
Not on view
Description

Adzes like this one were most likely used as woodworking tools. Adzes are identified based on their asymmetrical shapes (when viewed from the side).This asymmetry suggests that they were attached to a handle or shaft with their cutting edges perpendicular to the handle (unlike axe, which have cutting edges that run parallel to their handles).

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