San Jancinto Museum of History

T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
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  • AX, BATTLE

  • CATEGORY: T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • MEASUREMENTS: 6 3/4"L x 3 1/4"H
  • DATE MADE: pre-16th century

Description

Stone pre-Columbian ax. Grayish-black. Label on side reads: "Carcay Mountains Battle ax Northern Mexico". No handle.


Provenance

From the Carcay Mountains in northern Mexico. Mimi Crossley, Curator of Pre-Columbian Collections at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, examined this artifact on 4-13-00. Ms. Crossley believes that this is probably a utilitarian tool rather than a weapon. Consistent with pre-Columbian tools.

  • CREDIT LINE: Davis, Mary H. (Heirs of)


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