GLO-71A7F4: 2047 Neolithic axehead.jpg

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Unique ID: GLO-71A7F4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Neolithic axehead, length 257mm, width 74mm, thickness 56mm. The implement has been extensively chipped and ground into a long elongated sub-oval shape in plan and oval in cross section. The blade edge is rounded and is the only section to have been polished. The edges are slightly convex, it is at its widest one third along from the blade, after which it tapers for the rest of it length to the butt which is a rounded point. The stone is Devonian Sandstone. The axe dates from between circa 3500 BC to 2100 BC.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 257 mm
Width: 74 mm
Thickness: 56 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2047

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Somerset (Unitary Authority)
District: North Somerset (Unitary Authority)

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Agricultural or drainage work
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: GLO
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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