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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, 29645. Cook Islands 2002-02-05T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T07:44:37.768Z Cook Islands Akairo a te Taunga Pacific Collection Access Project 55 Basalt, very dark grey, some coating of iron oxides. Weathering and / or burial in volcanic soils. Toki. Adze. Tool used for multiple purposes including carving wooden objects. Carved from basalt stone. Gray and brown in colour. Quadrangular cross-section. Cutting edge is broken off. Bevel surface is ground into a low incline from further up the blade. Front of blade is flat, lower edge is broken. Blade is longer than butt. Slight shoulder present, reduces to butt. Butt has evidence of pecking, is slightly polished. Poll is unpolished, left roughly shaped. Overall surface treatment has some polish. Toki
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