These chipped stone axes date to the Middle to Late Woodland period. They were found on a site in Henrico County in the eastern Piedmont. The axes would have been hafted to wooden handles, which decomposed over time. Archaeologists can use microscopes to see use-wear patterns on the edges of stone axes to tell what they were used for.
Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA
500 B.C.E. - 1600 C.E.
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“Stone Axes,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed September 16, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/481.