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Nez Perce National Historical Park, National Park Service

Nez Perce National Historical Park, National Park Service

The large grey stone axe would have been hafted to a wood handle with rawhide and was used for chopping wood or bone. The other two stone tools were either blades or wedges. The bone tool in the upper right could have been used as a wedge or scraper. The metal adze with wood handle was an ideal tool for finishing off the interior of a dugout canoe or other wood object.

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