University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:13153
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Provenience: Japan
Period: Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Date Made: Jomon - Yayoi
Early Date: -10500
Late Date: 250
Length: 8.7 cm
Width: 5.3 cm
Thickness: 2.8 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with the Japanese Commissioner, World's Columbian Exposition, 1893


Polished adze fragment. Cutting edge is broken off. Rounded end less finely polished. Beveled sides begin near broken off end. Gray stone. A group of nine polished adzes, namely 2289, 2290, 13144, 13145, 13146, 13147, 13152, 13153, 13154 and 13155, are typical of the type of polished adzes which appear throughout Japan from the Early Jomon Period onward.


[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

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