Pueblo III - IV. AD 1200 - 1550
Hard stones were shaped for use as axes or farming tools. For a handle, a green, supple branch from a juniper tree was wrapped once or twice around the stone, and the ends tied together. Although flexible when green, the handle was strong and rigid when dry.
Basalt, wood. L 29, W 15, T 4 cm [L 11 ½, W 6, T 1 ½ inches]
Bandelier National Monument, BAND 14588