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    • Broad period: NEOLITHIC
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Record ID: NMGW-FFA443
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Polished stone axehead recorded at the Hidden Treasure Finds Day at the National Museum & Gallery, Wales. The axe is complete and is a comparatively large example. Evidence of shaping via pecking is evident over areas of the axe, particularly around the sides of the face. The remainder of the faces are polished. The axehead is of oval section, with gently convex sides. The butt is short and slightly angled (c. 5-10 degrees) from the vertical axis of the axehead. The blade is curved and has retained its sharp edge. One of the faces is slightly dished, probably because of the shape of th…
Created on: Friday 17th October 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-DE9E23
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Butt fragment of a Neolithic stone axehead. The surface of the axe was ground or pecked, rather than polished. The axehead is made from an altered coarse dolorite, which is highly chloritic. The rock is likely to have originated from West Wales and is similar to sources which outcrop locally. The axehead has a pointed butt and rounded sides, which gently diverge. A little less than half of the original length survives. One of the faces shows evidence of damage through flaking, it is not clear whether this damage occurred in antiquity or more recently.
Created on: Monday 16th June 2003
Last updated: Tuesday 27th September 2016
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