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MASSIVE ANCIENT HAWAIIAN JET BLACK BASALT STONE ADZE PRE-CONTACT
MASSIVE ANCIENT HAWAIIAN JET BLACK BASALT STONE ADZE PRE-CONTACT
MASSIVE ANCIENT HAWAIIAN JET BLACK BASALT STONE ADZE PRE-CONTACT
MASSIVE ANCIENT HAWAIIAN JET BLACK BASALT STONE ADZE PRE-CONTACT
MASSIVE ANCIENT HAWAIIAN JET BLACK BASALT STONE ADZE PRE-CONTACT
MASSIVE ANCIENT HAWAIIAN JET BLACK BASALT STONE ADZE PRE-CONTACT

MASSIVE ANCIENT HAWAIIAN JET BLACK BASALT STONE ADZE PRE-CONTACT

Regular price $1,200.00 Sale

This beautiful gem quality Basalt Hawaiian adze was quarried from Mauna Kea, is a masterpiece example of lithic  technology and would make a wonderful addition to any collection.

Measurements:

10.75" Length x 2.5" At widest point x 1.5" Thick

3lbs 7oz.

$1200 OBO

Stone adzes were the most important wood-cutting tool in pre-contact Hawaii. Canoes, of course, were vital for the Hawaiians, both for war and peaceful transport.

The adze presented here is a superb, rare example of ancient Hawaiian technology, most likely pre-contact and probably quarried from Mauna Kea, Hawai'i, Hawaii's largest mountain and largest source of basalt