GLO-73D621: 773 Neolithic polished stone axe fragment.jpg

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Unique ID: GLO-73D621

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Polished stone axe fragment, length 31mm, width 39mm, thickness 20mm. This is a corner edge from the mid section of an axe, the corner has a rounded edge and is angled at about 120 degrees with both of the remaining edges being polished to a smooth finish. The stone has a orangish/brown colour with lighter mottling, the breaks are old. That object dates to the Neolithic. This is part of an assemblage that consists of; 1 Early Mesolithic blade. GLO-72CA98 1 Neolithic polished stone axe fragment. GLO-72AB32 2 Mesolithic awls. GLO-73F1A6 2 Neolithic to Late Bronze Age burins. GLO-746C51 3 Neolithic keeled cores. GLO-745308 3 Neolithic knifes. GLO-7449C1 3 Neolithic serrated pieces. GLO-745971 3 Neolithic to Bronze Age rods. GLO-7472B3 4 Neolithic leaf shaped arrowheads. GLO-746631 5 Bronze Age notched flakes. GLO-74C176 5 Mesolithic scrappers. GLO-73F9C6 6 Bronze Age awls. GLO-74C675 6 Neolithic awls. GLO-746995 10 Mesolithic cores GLO-73EBB7 12 Neolithic scrappers. GLO-742A83 17 Mesolithic to Neolithic blades. GLO-741F21 18 Bronze Age scrappers. GLO-7476D3 20 Frost damaged flints GLO-74CA62 26 Bronze Age miscellaneous retouched flints. GLO-74B2B6 26 Neolithic flakes. GLO-744072 26 Neolithic truncated flakes. GLO-743821 28 Mesolithic to Neolithic core fragments. GLO-7419B1 31 Mesolithic truncated blades. GLO-73F626 32 Fire damaged flints. GLO-74CFA4 35 Mesolithic blades. GLO-73FE02 40 Neolithic miscellaneous retouched flints. GLO-745A03 74 Mesolithic microlithis. GLO-74CFA4 657 waste flakes consisting of 59 Primary flakes. GLO-74D391 303 Secondary flakes. GLO-74DAE6 295 Tertiary flakes. GLO-74DDA4 19 Mesolithic microburins. GLO-DB05C3 total =1115 lithic implements

Class: polished axe head

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Post 3500 BC
Date to: Ante 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31 mm
Width: 39 mm
Thickness: 20 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Kurt Adams
Identified by: Mr Kurt Adams

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 773

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Forest of Dean (District)
To be known as: Newent

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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

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