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Object Name Ax
Catalog Number 2012.18.171
Accession number 2012.18.01-
Date Early Archaic- Early Woodland, 6500 B.C - 1 A.D.
Dimensions H-3.125 W-0.5 L-4.875 inches
Height (ft) 0.26
Height (in) 3.125
Length (ft) 0.406
Length (in) 4.875
Width (ft) 0.042
Width (in) 0.5
Description This tan ax has a rounded tail, side notches, a tapering blade and a rounded tip. The side notches were used to 'haft' or attach the axehead to a wooden handle. This ax is on the smaller side. It was most likely used to clean a newly fallen tree of bark or branches.