Through time and across the world, humans have needed to smoothe and shape wood. The form of the tool that different human groups have developed has been similar across cultures. Not only does this give us an insight into the creativity of the human mind, it also allows archaeologists to use later examples of the tool to help them understand ancient ones and can give us information about how ancient peoples may have used the tools. Here are some more adzes from different periods and places.
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