2 9/16 x 7/16 x 5 7/8 in. (6.5 x 1.1 x 14.9 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
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- ceremonial axes - Axes, often stylized in form or elaborately ornamented, used in ceremonial contexts as symbols or manifestations of social position, power, wealth, or other qualities of status such as divinity or specialized knowledge in the realm of religion and ritual.
- crescents - Motifs consisting of a curved segment of a circle, often suggesting a crescent moon.
- Native American - Typically reserved to refer narrowly to the cultures of the native peoples of the United States and Canada, excluding the Eskimos and Aleuts. For the indigenous peoples of Canada use the term "First Nations." For the broader concept of the cultures of any native peoples of Central America, South America, North America, or the West Indies who are considered to belong to the Mongoloid division of the human species, use "Amerindian (culture)."
- North American - Refers to the cultures of the continent of North America, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Circle, and Central America. In classifications schemes based on physical geography, Central America, and North America are parts of the same continent.
- polishing - Process of rubbing a surface to make it smooth or shiny.
- stone - General term for rock that has been cut, shaped, crushed, or otherwise formed for use in construction or other purposes. Includes the specific archaeological and anthropological sense of individual stones which may be decorated or ornamented and which may be used in ritual contexts. These are usually not carved or dressed, and so differ from sculptures made from stone.
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