Cody knife - ROM2005_5785_4


Cody knife

Geography: Ontario, Canada
Date: 10,000-8000 BC
Period: Paleoindian (10,000-8000 BC)
4.8 × 3.15 × 0.65 cm
Object number: NS40993
Credit Line: McKenzie Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionThis distinctive asymmetrical stemmed blade may have been used as a knife for a variety of butchering activities. This could have been held in the hand or attached to a wooden handle. It was made approximately 12,000 to 10,000 years before present by Indigenous peoples of current-day Ontario.
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