NMGW-4B403A: Neolithic polished stone axe, c. 3500 – 2500BC

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Unique ID: NMGW-4B403A

Object type certainty: Certain
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Neolithic stone axehead, complete (with a length of 142.8mm and a weight of 536.3g) and has a consistent polish which has removed all the shaping, presumably through pecking. The butt is blunt and has an even curve (45mm wide). Both sides are straight and gradually divergent to the blade. The axe has a pointed elliptical body section and reaches a maximum thickness (of 35.3mm) approximately one third of the length from the blade (53mm from the blade). The blade is moderately rounded (and has a width of 80.4mm). The blade retains its edge and has a number of small nicks.

Geological examination of the stone identified the rock as a coarse-grained igneous rock, dolerite/microgabbro, Dark (pyroxene) and greenish altered plagioclase

Class: stone axe

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 3500 BC
Date to: Circa 2500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 142.8 mm
Width: 45 mm
Thickness: 35.3 mm
Weight: 536.3 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Wenke Domscheit
Identified by: Mr Mark Lodwick

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMWPA 2013.120

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Conwy (Unitary Authority)
District: Conwy (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Kinmel Bay and Towyn (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SH9579
Four figure Latitude: 53.29751483
Four figure longitude: -3.57690871
1:25K map: SH9579
1:10K map: SH97NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

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Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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