Axe head - 962.258.233_1

962.258.233_1

Axe head

Maker: Euro-Canadian (Fur Trade)
Medium:Iron
Geography: Ontario, French River, Grand Parisien Rapids
Date: c. 1730-1760 AD
Period: Colonial (1700-1850 AD)
Dimensions:
17 x 8.8 x 4.6 cm
Object number: 962.258.233
Not on view
DescriptionThis iron trade axe was recovered from the bottom of the French River (Grand Parisien Rapids) in 1962. There are no maker's marks visible. The current interpretation for these objects is that they sank to the bottom of the river during canoe accidents. In the fur trade context, axes were sold both to fur traders and to Indigenous individuals and communities in exchange for furs and food.
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