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Ax head excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

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Title:
Ax head excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 5 1/2 in. ( 10.2 x 14 cm )
Date End: 
1 783
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.
Date Begin: 
1760
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group