Gouge - ROM2004_1170_16

ROM2004_1170_16

Gouge

Medium:Stone
Geography: Ontario, Canada
Date: 3500-3000 BC
Period: Middle Archaic (6000-2500 BC)
Dimensions:
37.1 x 6.9 x 5.1 cm
Object number: NS35634
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionArchaeologists refer to tools like this one as "gouges." Indigenous peoples of current-day Ontario presumably used them as woodworking tools. Large examples like this one may have been used to make dugout canoes.
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