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Axe

Bandelier National Monument, National Park Service

Bandelier National Monument, National Park Service

This well-preserved example of a stone axe shows how the axe head is attached to a handle. The handle is composed of a slender cedar [juniper] stick which, when green, was flexible enough to wrap around the stone axe head, but became rigid and strong when dry.

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  • Title: Axe
  • Contributor: Bandelier National Monument, National Park Service
  • Original Source: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/band/exb_archeology/BAND21498_axe_exb.html
  • Source: Bandelier National Monument
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: BAND 21498
  • Measurements: W 8.5, L 47, T 1.5 cm, [W 3 3/8, L 18 ½, T 5/8 inches]
  • Materials: Basalt, cedar
  • Details: Ancestral Pueblo
  • Date: Pueblo III - IV. AD 1200 - 1550
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