MASSIVE ANCIENT HAWAIIAN JET BLACK BASALT STONE ADZE PRE-CONTACT
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.
10.75" Length x 2.5" At widest point x 1.5" Thick
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