Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).
Unique ID: NLM-0DBF37
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published
Flint axehead. A long narrow edge polished flint axe of lozenge section. The object is entirely covered by low angled scalar retouch on both sides, working which typically detached large flakes and left an irregular aris on either side. The wider end was then polished on both sides, and retains a slightly curved cutting edge of length 44.3mm. The narrower end was also trimmed as several smaller and more delicate flake removal scars appear here, producing an oval terminal of width 25.8mm; viewed in profile, the axehead is stepped, becoming c.8mm thicker 39mm from its narrower end. The object is now densely patinated overall, which may suggest it endured a period of exposure after its deposition. The patina conceals the character of the flint selected to make this tool. Suggested date: Late Neolithic, 2700-2350 BC.
Length: 150.7mm, Width: 44.2mm, Thickness: 19.8mm, Weight: 136.46gms
The quality of this object may relate it to those rare items deposited in the earliest individual barrow or shaft burials of Neolithic East Yorkshire, some of which seem to represent the reuse or adaptation of the earlier communal long barrows. The object comes from a loop in the Moor Beck which passes through Broughton, and Neolithic long barrows in East Yorkshire are also often positioned in close relation to watercourses.
Class: Edge polished
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Length: 150.7 mm
Width: 44.2 mm
Thickness: 19.8 mm
Weight: 136.46 g
Date(s) of discovery: Monday 22nd December 2014
This information is restricted for your access level.
Other reference: NLM32160
4 Figure: SE9709
Four figure Latitude: 53.56865113
Four figure longitude: -0.53677159
1:25K map: SE9709
1:10K map: SE90NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
No references cited so far.