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Record ID: LANCUM-05ECD5
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
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Very small stone axe, probably dating from the Late Neolithic period, i.e. c. 2500-2100 BC. The axe is knapped from a dark grey buff (probably) volcanic tuff or possibly a softer material, i.e. sandstone. The axe is roughly triangular in shape with a straight and unworked blade (although that is difficult to determine because the surface is very worn) and long, shaped side facets. All surfaces are very worn and it is difficult to ascertain what wear marks are older and which are more recent. The material seems quite soft and (possibly) unusual for making a stone axe since even narrower…
Created on: Thursday 24th April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lancaster', grid reference and parish protected.


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