Duyong Shell Adze

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Philippines
BCE 25th century ~ BCE 25th century
  • Type
    Archaeological
  • Materials
    Shell
  • Measurements
    Width 6.8 cm Height thickness - 4.8 cm; weight - 1.184 cm Length 27.5 cm
  • Creator name
    Neolithic Man in Quezon, Palawan
  • Creator date
    Neolithic Period
  • Where it was made
    Philippines; Region IV; Palawan; Quezon
  • Time period
    BCE 25th century ~ BCE 25th century
  • Creation date
    BC; Neolithic Period - 4,630 + 250 BP or 2,680 years ago
  • Function
    implement
  • Acquisition
    Systematicaly recovered in 1962 by archaeologists from the National Museum, led by Dr. Robert Fox, former anthropologist of the NM. The object entered the NM collection in 1962.
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