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Ax head excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Ax head excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp
Title
Ax head excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 x 5 1/2 in. ( 10.2 x 14 cm )
Description 
Iron ax head excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Object Number 
INV.5924.578
Gallery Label 
This ax head was excavated on March 25, 1917 by Reginald P. Bolton, William L. Calver, and others before the formation of the Field Exploration Committee in 1918, on Payson Avenue and 204th Street at the British camp on the Dyckman farm. The camp extended between Seaman and Payson Avenues and 204th Street in Washington Heights. Soldiers would have used the ax to cut wood for huts and fortifications.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group