LANCUM-0775C1: Polished stone axe

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Unique ID: LANCUM-0775C1

Object type certainty: Certain
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Slightly damaged polished stone axehead of Neolithic date (c. 4000 - 2350 BC). The axehead is formed from grey stone, probably Langdale tuff. The surface of the object has been weathered and is rough and pitted, to a greater degree on one side than the other. The more weathered side is also darker in colour. There is some brown surface accretion on both sides. The object is broadly rectangular in shape with a lentoid section. It widens slightly at one end and narrows into an unsymmetrically curved cutting edge. The other (butt) end is badly chipped and damaged. The object is 153.5mm in length, 70.71mm at maximum width and 37.52mm in thickness. It weighs 573g.

Similar axes have been recorded on the database, including: YORYM-2C41A8, DUR-CECB3A, KENT-156730 and KENT3402.

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 2350 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 153.5 mm
Width: 70.71 mm
Thickness: 37.52 mm
Weight: 573 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Miss Lydia Prosser

Other reference numbers

Other reference: N5647

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: West Lancashire (District)
Parish or ward: North Meols (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD3716
Four figure Latitude: 53.6367091
Four figure longitude: -2.95428779
1:25K map: SD3716
1:10K map: SD31NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 21 days ago

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