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Predicate Object 1923 1923-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1923-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1923.74 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1923.74, 9592 Tongan 2003-11-13T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T05:27:24.877Z Pacific Collection Access Project Tonga 35 Men/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Tools and Implements/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - 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 oval in cross section and reduces toward the poll, which is left pecked. it has rounded sides and smooth bevel and cutting edge. Maka tā
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