Photo -- See Caption Below

Ancestral Pueblo
Pueblo III - IV. AD 1200 - 1550
This well-preserved example of a stone axe shows how the axe head is attached to a handle. The handle is composed of a slender stick which, when green, was flexible enough to wrap around the stone axe head. It stiffened as it dried.
Quartzite, wood. Handle and axe: L 30 cm [L 11 ¾inches]; axehead: L 18.2, W 7.3, T 2.8 cm [L 7 ¼, W 3, T 1 1/8 inches]
Bandelier National Monument, BAND 17054