Stone-headed axe from Queensland, Western Australia, Prehistoric.

Stone-headed axe from Queensland, Western Australia, Prehistoric.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

This modern reproduction axe has a flat oval-shaped blade very similar to the oval implement used by our ancient ancestors. It is hafted by being set in gum in the bend of a flexible strip of wood. This method was probably also used by prehistoric peoples.

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