IOW-600F57: IOW-600F57 Neolithic Polished Stone Axehead

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AXEHEAD

Unique ID: IOW-600F57

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An almost complete Neolithic polished stone axehead (3500 BC-2100 BC).

This axehead is an elongated oval-shape in plan, pointed-oval in side view and oval in cross-section.
In plan the sides are slightly convex. They flare out and down from the butt and then taper inwards towards the evenly curved cutting edge. The surfaces are coarse and pitted but are smoother at the front and rear close to the cutting edge.
It has a mottled buff/orange/grey surface. However, where recent breaks have occurred, the inside is dark grey.
The cutting edge is sharp.
132.39 x 54.01 x 32.68mm. Weight: c. 373.0g.
This stone does not occur in the Isle of Wight.

Class: Polished

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 3500 BC
Date to: Circa 2100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 132.39 mm
Width: 54.01 mm
Thickness: 32.68 mm
Weight: 373 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 14th March 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2012-5-35

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Manufacture method: Ground/polished
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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