The article is devoted to discussion of some issues associated with the industry of wood-chopping tools (axes, adzes
, gouges) of the so-called Russian Karelian or Eastern Karelian type.
LeeAnne Sharp Adze
, program manager for the friendship centre, says the work the two women are doing is important.
They compare this to the Baktaman custom of fagarin where the focus is on a groom's payback in food--bananas, marita pandanus and pork--to those who have assisted him with the payment of his bridewealth: a bow, an adze
blade, a string-bag, some black salt (yol), some nassa (bonang) and cowrie (kior) shell-bands placed on top of the carcass of a pig killed for the bridal feast and provided by a female relative of the groom.
As for the adze
, the blade should be sharpened on just one side--the bottom side.
Such flaked tools on non-obsidian cryptocrystalline raw materials, as opposed to adze
maintenance debitage, are very rare in Minanga Sipakko and Kamassi, and were clearly not part of the main lithic assemblage in either of these sites.
Akerman, K & Bindon, P 1984, 'The edge-ground stone adze
and modern counterparts in the Kimberley region, Western Australia', Records of the Western Australian Museum 11(4):357-73.
The exchange of LBK adze
blades in Central Europe: an example for economic investigations in archaeology, in D.
Neither here nor there: a rites of passage site on the eastern fringes of the Mauna Kea adze
There was a dense accumulation of stone flakes and artefacts in various stages of manufacture, including many adze
roughouts, hammerstones and whetstones.
Figure 5 underrepresents the significance of MIO since a high proportion of the flakes in each assemblage are waste flakes from adze
He will also be demonstrating the use of the bow drill and an adze
They honored the canoe builders for their ability to turn a hollowed cedar log into a sleek craft using only a hand adze
, a stone maul, and bone, antler, or stone chisels.