Shoapal, Saupal, Hafted Axe Head


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    Basic Information

    Artifact Identification Shoapal, Saupal, Hafted Axe Head   (2000.01.0009A)
    1. Materials T&E
    2. :
    3. Woodworking T&E
    4. :
    5. N/A
    Artist/Maker None
    Geographic Location
    Period/Date 1963
    Culture Yap, Yapese, Micronesian

    Physical Analysis

    Dimension 1 (Length) 14.1 cm
    Dimension 2 (Height) 9.2 cm
    Dimension 3 (Depth) 3.0 cm
    Weight 625 g
    Measuring Remarks None
    Materials Animal--Shell
    Manufacturing Processes Carved, Polishing
    Munsell Color Information Yellowish Gray (5Y 8.5/2) - Tip of coral blade. Yellowish Gray (7.5Y 7/2) - Darker center portion.

    Research Remarks

    Published Description N/A
    Description N/A
    Comparanda N/A

    Alkire, William H. Lamotrek Atoll and Inter-island Socioeconomic Ties. Illinois Studies in Anthropology, No. 5. University of Illinois Press: Urbana, 1965. Kramer, Augustin. Ergebnisse der Sudsee Expedition 1908-1910. (ed.) G. Thilenius. Hamburg: Friederichsen, De Gruyter & Co., 1937.

    Artifact History

    Archaeological Data N/A
    Credit Line/Dedication William H. Alkire Collection, Transfer from Department of Anthropology, UIUC
    Reproduction No
    Reproduction Information N/A

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