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Maka tā

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Maka tā. Stone adze. Adzes were invaluable tools for Moana Pacific societies prior to the introduction of European tools and materials. They were made in a variety of sizes and shapes according to their required use. This maka tā is sourced from maka (stone) of dark basalt. It is trapezoidal in cross section and reduces towards the poll. The back is flaked. It has a sharp cutting edge.
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Acquired: Circa 1944
Location:
Eua
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Auckland Museum Collections Online
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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira
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