From: Japan | Hokkaido

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 13150
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Jomon | Japanese
Provenience Japan | Hokkaido
Period Jomon
Date Made Jomon
Section Asian
Materials Stone
Technique Flaked
Inscription Language Japanese Language | Japanese Language

Adze. Bowtie-like shape with one end larger than other. Smaller end broken off. Bifacially chipped. Part of cortex remaining on one side. Dark stone. Unground adzes may have been used as a hoe for digging and harvesting roots, bulbs and other wild plants. They could also have served as a woodworking tool. They were made from pebbles which were carefully selected for their shape. The cutting edge was created by chipping at either one or both sides to form a sharp edge. The opposite end is usually thicker.

Length 10.8 cm
Width 7.9 cm
Thickness 2.5 cm
Credit Line Exchange with the Japanese Commissioner, World's Columbian Exposition, 1893
Other Number 11 - Other Number

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