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Iron axe head, Auburn, ca. 1700

Iron axe head, Auburn, ca. 1700

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Maine Historical Society

Archaeologists study objects to understand life ways of the past. Close examination of artifacts can reveal how things were made or used, where they came from, and in this way provide tangible evidence about daily life and connections to the natural world.



This iron ax was found at the head of Lake Auburn. Europeans probably traded it to Native Americans for furs or other materials. It is made in the French style.



Axes like this were important and common trade items.


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