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Record ID: LANCUM-E30E56
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
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Probably a copper axe of simple form dating to the Chalcolithic (Copper Age) also known as the very early Bronze Age 2,400 to 2,100 BC often called the Beaker period. The axe has a slight crescent profile with a rounded narrow tapering butt which expands and curves gradually, flaring after the centre to the blade end. The blade is rounded measuring 42mm wide by 2mm thick. The width of the axe tapers gradually from the blade at the squared-off proximal (attachment) end and the maximum thickness of the object is towards the centre. Both surfaces are slightly convex. There are no flanges…
Created on: Tuesday 6th December 2011
Last updated: Thursday 7th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'MELLOR', grid reference and parish protected.

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