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Title: The ancient stone implements, weapons, and ornaments, of Great Britain

Year: 1872 (1870s)

Authors: Evans, John, Sir, 1823-1908

Subjects: Stone age -- Great Britain Great Britain -- Antiquities

Publisher: London : Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer

Contributing Library: Getty Research Institute

Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation



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s the branch of wood forming the socket isinserted in a hole in that forming the handle, which is securelybound round on either side of the hole to prevent its splitting.The stone blade is inserted in the split end of the shorterpiece of wood, the other end of which is tapered so as to fittightly in the hole in that forming the handle. I have seen * Cidtur.-Wiss., fig. 127, p. 70. t Alt. u. h. v., vol. ii. Heft viii. Taf. i. 7; Archiv fiir Anthropol., vol. iii.p. 105. + Reliq. vVciuit., fig. 12. ^ Vol. iv. p. 297. II Etudes Paleooth., pi. xii. See also Worsaac, Primev. Ants, of Denmark,p. 12; Danemarka Vorz., p. 10; emdi. I)a)tmnrkt< Tidliqste Bebyggelse 1861, p. 17. t 1868, vol. Ixvii. p. 1285. ** Cultur-Wiss., p. 70. IN WOODEN HAFTS. 147 this form of mountiug in axes and adzes from New Guinea andCelebes. We are left in a great degree to conjecture as to the othermethods of mounting stone hatchets and adzes on handles inprehistoric times; but doubtless others besides those already


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Fig. 102.—Adze—New Caledonia. mentioned were practised. A very common method among exist-ing savages is to bind the blade of stone on to the face of abranch at the end of the handle, which in some cases projectsupwards, and in others downwards, and is inclined at an anglemore or less perpendicular to the handle. Figs. 103 and 104 are kindly lent me by the Society of Anti- L 2 148 POLISHED CELTS. [chap. VI. quaries of Scotland.* The sliort-hancTled adze, Fig. 103, is one usedby the Schlalnm or Clalam Indians of the Pacific Coast, to thesouth of the Straits of De Fuca and on Pugets Sound, to hollowout their canoes. The group, Fig. 104, exhibits various methods of attachment of stone adzesto their handles employedby the South Sea Islanders.The Australians occasion-ally mounted their toma-hawks in much the samemanner as that shown inthe central figure. An ex-ample has been engraved bythe Rev. J. G. Wood.f Theright-hand figure probablyrepresents an adze from theSandwich Islands. The ja



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