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Native American grooved axe head

Native American grooved axe head

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The grooved axe, from the archaic period, may be as old as 4,000 years. It would have been attached -- hafted -- to a wooden handle.

Native people used stone tools like this to chop or crush the wood or food they used in their daily lives. Objects like this required tremendous skill and workmanship to shape and sharpen the stone.

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