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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 stick which, when green, was flexible enough to wrap around the stone axe head. It stiffened as it dried.

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  • Title: Axe
  • Contributor: Bandelier National Monument, National Park Service
  • Original Source: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/band/exb_archeology/BAND17054_axe_exb.html
  • Source: Bandelier National Monument
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: BAND 17054
  • Measurements: L 30 cm [L 11 ¾inches]; axehead: L 18.2, W 7.3, T 2.8 cm [L 7 ¼, W 3, T 1 1/8 inches]
  • Materials: Quartzite, wood. Handle and axe
  • Details: Ancestral Pueblo
  • Date: Pueblo III - IV. AD 1200 - 1550
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