People of the Waters - Paleoindian
OPM #:
21-T2
Object Name:
Adze
Description:
Marquette Rhyolite.
Comments:
This large adze blade is made from Rhyolite and likely dates from the Paleoindian period. Although it looks crude, it would actually be quite effective.

The adze is an essential tool for working with wood. It is used to cut down trees, or to shape and hollow wood. A stone blade like this would typically set at right angles to a shaft and affixed tightly with wet hide, called rawhide. As the rawhide dried it would shrink and create a super tight bond. Even nomadic people like Paleoindians had to shape and work wood for tools, making a dugout canoe, and for lodging.
Material:
Stone
Dimensions:
H-3.6 W-7.7 L-29.8 cm
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