Ax head excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.580
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. ( 11.4 x 14.3 cm )
Description: 
Iron ax head excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Gallery Label: 
This ax head was excavated on June 16, 1918 by the Field Exploration Committee at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, which 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