GLO-4A48E8: Polished axehead

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AXEHEAD

Unique ID: GLO-4A48E8

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Published Find published

Polished stone axe head length 75mm, width 69mm, thickness 37mm. This is a very short and squat axehead. The blade is very thick giving the feel more of a blunt mace head rather than a sharp cutting blade for and axe. The sides are very steep and rounded. From the blades the edges gently narrow to the butt, which is rounded. Dark brown stone with darker green patches. Date Neolithic.

Dr Kevin Leahy expresses some concern about this being an axehead as it lacks both symmetry and any sign of a cutting edge.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Date from: 4000 BC
Date to: 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 75 mm
Width: 69 mm
Thickness: 37 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2011 - Saturday 30th April 2011

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 4421

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: GLO
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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