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an edge tool used to cut and shape wood

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These same incentives were not in place for more mundane objects, such as tula adzes, in the arid lands of Western Australia, however.
Similar polished stone adzes, pottery forms with decoration by incision and coarse cord-marking, and ornaments of shark teeth and other materials were shared across the Taiwan Strait at this time (Hung 2008).
Belief in a connection between stone adzes and thunder is ancient and is found in many parts of Asia and around the world.
This indicates that those buried with adzes had access to closer - and probably better - land than those buried without.
A third experienced adze maker talks excitedly of wanting to slice flakes off "every stone in the river.
The most significant findings included sherds of decorated pottery, rectangular cross-sectioned stone adzes, and slate projectile points with apparent Taiwanese Neolithic affinities (Bulbeck &c Nasruddin 2002).
In August 2012, at Long Pahangai and Long Tuyoq villages in the upper Mahakam basin we met several local residents who keep stone adzes as charms.
They found 34 stonewares and collected 28 of them, including axes, adzes and chisels.
First to note are the important finds of 25 bangle mould valves from burial 549, along with many other mould valves and sets for adzes and a wide range of bangles found in various parts of the site.
We also found a large number of stone adzes, many shouldered to accommodate long-since rotted wooden handles.
Substitutes in clay and stone were made in Luzon, but the technology clearly continued to spread in coastal areas: thus we find Tridacna shell adzes of Neolithic type reappearing in Bukit Tengkorak and East Timor (Glover 1986: 117; Bellwood & Koon 1989: 618) and then in Lapita.
However, the first three phases of occupation at Khok Phanom Di appear to have involved a community descended from the people of Nong Nor, because they made virtually identical pottery vessels, bone tools and polished stone adzes.
Adzes were also made of nephrite from the western South Island using a cutting and abrading technology.
That some people, including canoe-making craft specialists, continued to use stone adzes for selected tasks into the historic period is well documented (Brigham 1902: 409-10; Bayman 2003).
The tools are found in many habitation sites and include axes, adzes and chisels.