Adze - NS2310_1

NS2310_1

Adze

Medium:Ground stone, basalt
Geography: Phelps County, Missouri, USA
Date: ca. 6000 BC-1650 AD
Period: Middle Archaic to contact
Dimensions:
143 x 56 x 27 mm
Object number: NS2310
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 the handle (unlike axes, which have cutting edges that run parallel to their handles).
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