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Groove Adze. Made of polished stone. Bound to an ‘ㄱ’shaped handle, this tool was used for carpentry and farming.
Length: 12.70 centimetres
Thickness: 4.50 centimetres
Width: 3.50 centimetres
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Stone artefacts during the Bronze Age in Korea
During the Bronze Age in Korea, bronze objects were predominantly used as weapons, ritual objects or ornaments sometimes being status symbols associated with the rulers because of its scarcity and the technical expertise required to smelt. Stone and wooden tools were manufactured and used for day to day purposes. Thus a greater variety of stone and wooden implements were made in the Bronze Age than in the Neolithic Age. Polished stone tools may be classified into weapons, hunting implements, agricultural implements, cooking tools, and craft-working tools according to their functions.
2016 National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage catalogue entries:
'This grooved stone adze is a common type that was mainly used in the Late Bronze Age. It is complete with a soft triangular cross-section and a light-grey weathered surface. The edge that is more slanted has a rounded groove for a rope to tie to a shaft. The edges seem to have been made with exceptional care compared to the rest, a characteristic feature of axe-heads produced in the Bronze Age. The axe head was attached to a shaft shaped like an inverted “L” and used to work wood.'
'청동기시대 후기의 자귀 가운데 대표적 형식이다. 결실된 부분 없이 완전한 형태를 갖추고 있지만 표면은 전체적으로 풍화되어 연회색을 띤다. 몸통의 단면은 둥그스름한 삼각형이다. 날은 아래 양쪽 면에 형성되어 있는데, 날의 경사도가 상대적으로 큰 쪽으로 자루에 결합할 때 끈을 매어 묶기 위한 홈이 파여 있다. 홈은 깊고 정연하지 않으며 흔적만 남긴 듯 둥그스름한 형태이다. 홈 아래쪽에 형성된 날 부분은 약간 경사져 있지만 거의 수직에 가깝다. 날 부분만을 정밀하게 다듬고 나머지 부분은 거칠게 제작했는데, 이는 청동기시대 돌도끼 제작의 일반적인 경향이다. ‘ㄱ’자 형태의 자루에 결합하여 목재를 가공하는 데에 사용되었다.'
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