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Record ID: LANCUM-E30E56
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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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Record ID: LANCUM-61CFB7
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Neolithic stone axehead of Langdale Type, finished and polished. It has a curved cutting edge and slightly tapering sides to a thin, broad butt which shows some damage (cracks and dents) on the smooth, polished surface, resembling a cracked egg shell. The axe was made from dark/light grey/beige stone, probably a fine-grained volcanic tuff from Great Langdale but lacking the characteristic facets down its sides. Compared to other Langdale axes, at only about 13.5cms it is a fairly short example of that type.
Created on: Tuesday 25th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-E4D5E7
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Large Langdale axe made from greenish-grey sandstone, butt end damaged and blade end missing. Surfaces very finely shaped and smooth.
Created on: Tuesday 25th October 2005
Last updated: Tuesday 8th October 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM1498
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Stone axehead, very rough feel to surface. Extremely well worked given the hardness of the rock. Slightly expanded mid section, very narrow pointed butt end. Curving, rounded blade end, blade quite sharp-used. Complete. Regular, diminishing, lentoid section. Green and black granulated surface. Igneous, intrusive, very granular, hard rock, probably picrite. Maximum width 54.7mm, minimum width 10.5mm at butt end.
Created on: Tuesday 11th July 2000
Last updated: Tuesday 8th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LANCASHIRE SALTERFORTH', grid reference and parish protected.


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