Native American grooved axe head, ca. 1000

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

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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About This Item

  • Title: Native American grooved axe head, ca. 1000
  • Creation Date: circa 2000
  • Subject Date: circa 1000
  • Town: Newcastle
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Stone
  • Local Code: Penny Box 3
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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