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A stone axehead of the Neolithic period (c.4000-2350BC).

This axehead is made from gabbro (a coarse-grained igneous rock) and is sub-oval in plan, tapering towards the proximal butt-end. The axe has an asymmetrical lenticular cross-section, placing it within Field and Wooley's (1984) Class B type. Approximately half of the blade edge has broken away, leaving a large chip at the distal end.

Length: 134.1 mm
Width: 57.75 mm
Thickness: 29.53 mm

Field, D. J. and Woolley, A. R., (1984). Neolithic and Bronze Age ground stone implements from Surrey: morphology, petrology and distribution. Surrey Archaeological Collections 75. Vol 75, pp. 85-109.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2350 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 134.1 mm
Width: 57.75 mm
Thickness: 29.53 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Kelloe

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

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Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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