SWYOR-9055F1: Neolithic polished axe

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AXEHEAD

Unique ID: SWYOR-9055F1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Polished Neolithic axe head. The axe head is incomplete and has been heavily damaged although parts of the smooth polished surface remain intact. The butt of the axe head (where it would have been hafted) has some damage and may have been used as a tool itself at one stage. The blade end is also badly damaged with large pieces chipped away; none of the blade edge remains intact. The axe head has a slightly pointed oval section and is made from greenstone probably coming from the Great Langdale source in Cumbria. This Neolithic axe factory was in use from about 5,500 years ago and produced the raw material for the green-stone polished axes. Langdale axes are found throughout Britain. The axe head weighs 200.31g; the surviving measurements are 89.02mm in length, 53.81mm in width and 33.11mm in thickness.

Class: Polished

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 3500 BC
Date to: 2500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 89.02 mm
Width: 53.81 mm
Thickness: 33.11 mm
Weight: 200.31 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 11th May 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Marshall
Identified by: Ms Anna Marshall

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Manufacture method: Ground/polished

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leeds (Metropolitan District)
District: Leeds (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Wetherby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4048
Four figure Latitude: 53.926594
Four figure longitude: -1.392347
1:25K map: SE4048
1:10K map: SE44NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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