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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 cedar [juniper] stick which, when green, was flexible enough to wrap around the stone axe head, but became rigid and strong when dry.
Basalt, cedar. W 8.5, L 47, T 1.5 cm, [W 3 3/8, L 18 ½, T 5/8 inches]
Bandelier National Monument, BAND 21498