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Axe

Object Number:51-22-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: United States of America
New Jersey
Gloucester County
Culture Area: Northeast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Sandstone
Length: 11.5 cm
Width: 7.5 cm
Thickness: 2.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Paul R. Wilkins, 1951

Description

Asymmetrical grooved stone axe. Completely grooved but very shallow except on edges. Sandstone, much weather-worn. Irregular shape; probably natural stone with slight modification but sharpened lower blade. Possibly used as net-sinker.

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