LVPL-40CFA7: Neolithic polished stone axhead

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POLISHED AXEHEAD

Unique ID: LVPL-40CFA7

Object type certainty: Certain
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Neolithic polished stone axehead made from igneous rock with a mid-brown patina. In perfect condition, still retains sharp cutting edge.
Examined by Dr Alan Bowden Curator of Earth Sciences at Liverpool Museum who identified it as not being of local stone, i.e., it has been imported into the region. Dr Bowden could not determine the source of the stone but suggested it could have been imported from the continent.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 138 mm
Width: 64 mm
Thickness: 39 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 1984

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Nick Herepath
Identified by: Mr Nick Herepath

Materials and construction

Primary material: Igneous rock
Manufacture method: Ground/polished

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bolton (Metropolitan District)
District: Bolton (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Westhoughton (Civil Parish)

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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