Adze - NS41438_1

NS41438_1

Adze

Medium:Ground stone
Geography: Ernestown, Ontario
Date: ca. 4000-1000 BC
Period: Late Archaic
Dimensions:
230 x 53 x 41 mm
Object number: NS41438
Not on view
DescriptionAdzes 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 running perpendicular to a handle (unlike axes, which have cutting edges that run parallel to their handles).
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