Neolithic : Neolithic Stone Adze Blade, From Northern Viet Nam, Phung Nguyen Period (2500 BC to 1500BC) #397(90 views)
Description: This type of artifact is called an adze blade. The adze configuration has the blade hafted at right angles to the handle (different by 90 degrees from the orientation of the axe blade that is more familiar to Europeans and Americans). It was used for many different tasks, but the motion often ended with the blade *coming back* toward the user. Of note on this piece is the substantial corrosion over the entire surface. The vast majority of stone materials used for tool-making in the Neolithic period DO corrode, albeit slowly.*
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