From: Japan | Honshu | Chubu Region | Nagano Prefecture | Ina-gun

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 13151
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Late Paleolithic (uncertain) | Jomon (uncertain) | Japanese
Provenience Japan | Honshu | Chubu Region | Nagano Prefecture | Ina-gun
Period Late Paleolithic (uncertain) | Jomon (uncertain)
Date Made Late Paleolithic, Japan - Jomon
Section Asian
Materials Stone
Technique Flaked
Inscription Language Japanese Language | Japanese Language

Adze. Unifacially chipped. Widened cutting edge. Thicker at opposite end. Grey 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 15.4 cm
Width 9.2 cm
Thickness 3 cm
Credit Line Exchange with the Japanese Commissioner, World's Columbian Exposition, 1893
Other Number 12 - Other Number

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