DENO-60CCE4: Neolithic polished axehead

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Unique ID: DENO-60CCE4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A flint Neolithic polished axehead (c.4000-c.2200 BC). The axehead is patinated with a variety of different colours, including pale grey, light beige, dark grey-brown and orangey-brown. The axehead has a wide curving blade and tapers towards a square-ended butt. It has a thick pointed oval cross-section. Overall, the axehead measures 151.3 mm, 66.2 mm wide, 38.2 mm thick. It weighs 424.77 g.

The axehead has some damage along the its top and bottom edges, but the patina on the damaged areas is the same as the polished areas indicating that the damage is ancient.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2200 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 151.3 mm
Width: 66.2 mm
Thickness: 38.2 mm
Weight: 424.77 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st November 2015 - Sunday 31st January 2016

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8360

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Derbyshire (County)
District: North East Derbyshire (District)
Parish or ward: Morton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK4260
Four figure Latitude: 53.13550869
Four figure longitude: -1.37366728
1:25K map: SK4260
1:10K map: SK46SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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