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Object ID 1927.071.002
Object Name Ax Head
Collection Native American
Credit line Gift of Mr. Samuel Townsend
Date circa 6000-1000 BC
Description Native American stone ax head, probably from the mid to late Archaic Period (6000-1000 BC), made with a 1 1/2" groove at about 1" in from the rounded left side. There is an old, very worn label with type-written text affixed to one side: "Indian axe presented by / Samuel Townsend of / Townsend Delaware." This type-written label has been stuck over an earlier hand-written label.
Dimensions W-3.75 L-6 D-0.75 inches
Dimension Details overall greatest dimensions
Subjects Axes
Indians of North America
Search Terms New Castle County
Townsend
Stone Tools
Ax Heads
Native Americans
Archaic Period
Material Granite
Place of Origin Townsend, DE