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Catalog Number

CAS 2016-0002-0016   CAS 2016-0002-0016; Axe head
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Axe head
Culture Melanesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Solomon Islands
Other Geographic Data Nggela Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture Late 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Stone
Description Axe head; Long, tapering ovoid shape; Oval in cross-section; Distal end has a flattened cutting edge with rounded corners; Proximal end comes to a rounded point; Large chip in proximal end; Overall surface is smooth with some slight pitting on one side near the distal end; Medium size; Overall color is gray.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 3.9, Thickness = 2.8, Length = 17.3