DENO-09C3E2: Neolithic polished stone axe.

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AXE

Unique ID: DENO-09C3E2

Object type certainty: Certain
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Neolithic polished stone axe. Convex faces with rounded sides, wide blade end tapering considerably towards the butt end. One modern chip on one corner of the blade, and a few older chips including one towards the centre of the blade, and damage to the butt end. Fine grained igneous rock such as basalt, weathered. Length c.178mm, width of blade end 104mm, width of butt end c.20mm, thickness 42mm, weight c.890g. Evans 1872 ('The Ancient Stone Implements, Weapons & Ornaments of Great Britain', London) publishes some polished axes of siilar form with narrow butt and wide blade, pp104-5, nos. 57 (Nunnington, Yorkshire) & 60 (Ilderton, Northumberland).

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Class: polished

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Ascribed Culture:
Date from: 3500 BC
Date to: 2000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 178 mm
Width: 104 mm
Thickness: 42 mm
Weight: 890 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 1900

Personal details

Recorded by: Ms Rachel Atherton
Identified by: Ms Rachel Atherton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby Museum entry no. 4946

Materials and construction

Primary material: Igneous rock
Manufacture method: Ground/polished

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Bedale (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE2688
Four figure Latitude: 54.286974
Four figure longitude: -1.602114
1:25K map: SE2688
1:10K map: SE28NE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DENO
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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