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Maka tā

human history
  • Other Name

    Stone adze

  • Description

    Maka tā. Stone adze. Adzes were invaluable tools for Moana Pacific societies prior to the introduction of European tools and materials. They were made in a variety of sizes and shapes according to their required use. This maka tā is sourced from maka (stone) of grey brown colour. It is trapezoidal in cross section and reduces toward the poll. It has a sharp cutting edge. Its sides are flaked.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
    1944.91
  • Accession Date
    1944
  • Other Id

    27504.2 (ethnology)

  • Department
adze, 1944.91, 27504.2, Cultural Permissions Apply

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