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Predicate Object 19 Jun 1947 1947-06-19T00:00:00.000Z 1947-06-19T00:00:00.000Z 1947.106 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1947.106, 29638. Cook Islands 2002-02-05T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T07:44:32.379Z Cook Islands Akairo a te Taunga Pacific Collection Access Project 55 Basalt, very dark grey, coated with iron oxides. Not really weathering. Presumably was buried in volcanic soils. Toki. Adze. Tool used for multiple purposes including carving wooden objects. Carved from toka (stone). Light brown in colour on surface but possibly darker colour on inside. Quadrangular cross-section. Dull cutting edge. Bevel surface is concave, not steep. Front of blade is long, shows evidence of flaking and pecking. Raised shoulder at top of the blade, reduces to butt. Butt is short. Poll is completely unpolished. Overall surface treatment shows evidence of pecking. Polished in some areas. Toki
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