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Adze Fragment

Object Number:2289
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Provenience: Japan
Kanagawa Prefecture
Period: Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Date Made: Jomon - Yayoi
Early Date: -10500
Late Date: 250
Inscription Language:English Language
Credit Line:Gift of Francis C. Macauley, Esq., 1890


Polished adze fragment. Broken off at center with cutting edge intact. Light gray stone with dark surface which has been partially removed through abrasion. Although 2289 is only a fragment it is clearly typical of polished adzes which have been found throughout Japan and of the Early Jomon Period onward. It is one of nine polished adzes in the collection, namely 2290, 13144, 13145, 13146, 13147, 13152, 13153, 13154 and 13155.


[Book] Higuchi, Takayasu, and Aikens, C. M. 1982. Prehistory of Japan.. San Diego. Academic Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 141View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Abbott, Charles C. 1890. Annual report of the Curator of the Museum of American Archaeology in connection with the University of Pennsylvania.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 32View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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