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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