Petersburg Pilot -

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

Museum features collected artifacts

Grooved stone adze


This grooved adze was found on Mitkof Island. It would have been lashed to a hardwood handle with either wet sinew or cedar withes. The grooves on the adze help the lashing stay in place.

The Clausen Memorial Museum has a collection of prehistoric stone tools on display that were found on Mitkof and Kupreanof islands. The collection includes t-shaped mauls, hand mauls, and adzes. Some pieces were donated to the Alaska State Museum and then once Petersburg established its own museum a long term loan between the Clausen Memorial Museum and the State Museum was established, allowing us to share these artifacts with the community and our visitors.


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