Axehead, polished axehead

This is part of a ground and polished stone axe head from the Mississippian period in North America. The fine finish on this tool is the result of many hours work by a craftsman. This example has been broken, probably during use.

Object Summary

Museum Number 255/2003/14
Simple Name axehead
Full Name broken celt axe head
Common Name axehead, polished axehead
Material serpentine
Collection class Arms and armour
Production county North Midwest North America
Production continent America
Production date Mississippian
Production year low 900BP
Production year high 500BP
Function name weapon