NMS-B7AF84: Neolithic stone axehead.

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AXEHEAD

Unique ID: NMS-B7AF84

Object type certainty: Certain
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Stone axehead. Pointed oval section, rounded butt expanding with slightly convex sides to a curved cutting edge from which a large recent chip is missing. Polished over most of the surface, large chip / damage on one face at butt end. Length 192mm. Maximum width 79.5mm. Maximum thickness 46mm.

From photographs, John Williams, National Museum Wales, comments "I'm pretty certain it is a Graig Lwyd Group VII axe - the patina looks the type and more important the fresh scalp has the white speckle on a blue-grey matrix that is typical of the rock type. Confirmation would have to be by studying the article macroscopically and better still by petrographic analysis".

Class: Stone

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2350 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 192 mm
Width: 79.5 mm
Thickness: 46 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 23rd March 2012 - Friday 23rd March 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Mrs Erica Darch

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Anglesey (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Anglesey (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Pentraeth

Spatial coordinates


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

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Audit data

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

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