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A.4676.39-172 - Axe Head
Catalog Number: A.4676.39-172
Object Name/Descriptor Axe Head
Provenience North America, USA, Southwest
Date Accessioned 05/22/1914
Material Type(s) Stone
Length (cm) 13.5
Width (cm) 9
Diameter (cm) 8.89
Other Information Associated Text from the Native American Hall (1992-2006):

Basketmaker Caves

Preservation and Perception
The factor of preservation in the archaeological record exerts a great influence on how the past is viewed. Textiles, pottery vessels, and lapidary arts from various Pueblo sites are shown. All three art forms have long histories within the Pueblo tradition. However, because pottery is often preserved complete in the archaeological record it is the best known.
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