A Quantitative Comparison of Efficiency between a Stone Axe and a Steel Axe

  title={A Quantitative Comparison of Efficiency between a Stone Axe and a Steel Axe},
  author={Stephen C. Saraydar and Izumi Shimada},
  journal={American Antiquity},
  pages={216 - 217}
Abstract A comparison of the efficiency of a stone axe and steel axe showed that the stone axe takes over six times as long and requires over five times as much energy to accomplish the same work as does the steel axe. 

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Index to Volume 36

A Adams, Robert McC, Illicit International Traffic in Antiquities, (1) ii. Addition to Naroll's Suggested Floor Area and Settlement Population Relationship, An, by Steven LeBlanc, 210. Aikens, C.