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Record ID: LANCUM-DBD9F6
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy casting residue. Ripple marks on the obverse suggest that it is casting waste. Probably Post-Medieval but could be earlier.
Created on: Friday 18th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-86F4F1
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze age axe, with a flat face and blade. The axe head is 25 mm and widens to a rounded blade, 51 mm. It is heavily eroded, the surface does not survive. The axe has a green/ brown patina.
Created on: Friday 5th March 2004
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-C4E786
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy, Bronze Age palstave axe, mostly complete. The cutting edge is slightly concave, although the blade tips and blade facet do not appear visable. There is a highly defined flange, and septum. The edges have no evidence of casting which shows that this axe has been work to a high degree. Neither do the edges have a nick, the blade side and flange side smooth, only tapering out to the blade. The butt of the palstave has been damaged, and little if none of the original edge remains. The patina is a greeny brown, a shiny smooth layer remains on most of the palstave, possibly in…
Created on: Monday 8th March 2004
Last updated: Monday 26th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gisburn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-F4CF52
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy socketed bronze age spearhead with side loops. The spear head is made up of two fragments. The first of the fragments is the shaft with some of the blade remaining, the shaft is circular in section, and hollow. It tapers slightly to the point were it become the blade where it flares out. On each side of the shaft, rounded loops are present. The blade itself has a central ridge, but is missing its tip, although does appear to taper. The patina is a dark green, with a slight brown mottling.
Created on: Monday 10th May 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bolton Le Sands', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL578
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Blade end of Early Bronze Age flat-axe.
Created on: Friday 26th March 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LANCASHIRE HORNBY WITH FARLETON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL501
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Unlooped shield pattern palstave axehead with stop ridge. Complete.
Created on: Monday 14th December 1998
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LANCASHIRE SLYNE WITH HEST', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL752
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Possibly miscast socket portion of possible axehead or spearhead.
Created on: Wednesday 25th August 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL754
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of possible bronze casting waste
Created on: Wednesday 25th August 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL765
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Blade end of small flat axehead.
Created on: Wednesday 25th August 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LANCASHIRE NETHER KELLET', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL759
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age Sword of the Wilburton (Wallington) Phase. Wide splayed V-shoulders with four rivet holes. Hilt slot in tang retains bronze rivet. Sword has been deliberately snapped at about a third its original length. The remainder of the blade is missing.
Created on: Wednesday 25th August 1999
Last updated: Monday 2nd January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LANCASHIRE QUERNMORE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL760
Object type: FERRULE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Collars either side of an expanded V-shaped central section. Collars decorated with bands of milling. Hollow.
Created on: Wednesday 25th August 1999
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LANCASHIRE PRIEST HUTTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL766
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Hole in upper part of socket. Sub-rectangular in section. Collar around socket edge.
Created on: Wednesday 25th August 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LANCASHIRE MORECAMBE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL767
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Unlooped palstave with incipient stop ridge and shield. Butt end slightly damaged.
Created on: Wednesday 25th August 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LANCASHIRE MORECAMBE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL768
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Socketed spearhead, single midrib. Slight damage to tip through use in antiquity.
Created on: Wednesday 25th August 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LANCASHIRE PRIEST HUTTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL865
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Haft-flanged axehead with splayed blade.
Created on: Thursday 7th October 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LANCASHIRE UPPER RAWCLIFFE WITH TARNACRE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-522931
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axe with a large single loop on one side. It has some wear and damage on the cutting edge, but otherwise the surface condition is good. The socket is square although irregular, and also contains a bronze gouge wedged inside it. The loop has a lozenge-shaped section and extends directly below the single mouth moulding. The sides curve gently to a slightly expanded blade, which has a curved cutting edge. Casting seams are present on both sides of the axe. There are hammer marks close to the cutting edge. The width at the socket is 48 mm, …
Created on: Monday 26th January 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Twiston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-D67814
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast cu-alloy socketed side-looped spearhead dating to the Middle Bronze Age. The spearhead is comparatively small and complete except for a large portion of the socket which is missing. Only the upper halves of the two small side loops remain. The surface is pitted and the edges look worn. It is heavily patinated. The spearhead is likely to belong to the Acton Park 2, Taunton (Cemmaes) or Penard metalwork assemblage, corresponding to Needham’s (1997) Period 5, c. 1500-1150BC. The spearhead was likely to have been short and similar to Savory (1980) nos. 227 – 230, which …
Created on: Thursday 21st August 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wyre', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-6D5711
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Solid cast cu-alloy ring, possibly dating from the Later Bronze or Iron Age or the Roman period, i.e. c. 1000BC-AD410. The ring is simple without any decoration. It was cast in a two-piece mould and not made from a bent cu-alloy rod. The surface is very smooth and the file marks from the filing of the inner casting seam are almost obliterated. There are no longer any indications of casting seams or file marks on the outside. The ring is in very good condition with a chocolate-brown patina and there is only very little stippling/pitting on the outer surface. Cu-alloy rings such as this …
Created on: Thursday 28th August 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carnforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-37A3C5
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Tip of cast cu-alloy spearhead, very probably dating from the Middle or Late Bronze Age, i.e. 1500-800BC. Because of the size of the fragment, it is very difficult to say if the fragment dates from the Middle of Late Bronze Age. The surface shows a dark green patina, with patches of brown/red. The size and shape of the socket is unknown. The midrib seems to be of almost square or diamond-shaped cross-section. Find not seen by FLO; images kindly supplied by finder. Exact masurements and weight unknown (measurements below estimated from image).
Created on: Tuesday 8th July 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burnley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-049465
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast cu-alloy flat axehead dating from the Early Bronze Age, ie. c. 2150-1700/1500BC. The axe is very worn and not much of the blade and the original surface survives. The blade is crescent-shaped and so is the butt end (albeit being much narrower). This flat axe probably belonged to Needham's Brithdir or Willerby metalwork assemblage of the Early Bronze Age.
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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Record ID: LANCUM-2C7E41
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lower end and bigger part of the socketed of a socketed hammer head, probably dating from the Late Bronze or Iron Ages, but could also be later. The top layer of the metal shows advanced stages corrosion and bronze disease and due to this state it is difficult to determine any marks of wear or use, decoration or date it more accurately. However, tools made from bronze such as this were common in the Late Bronze Age and rarer in the following Iron Age and Roman period. They were succeeded by tools made from iron.
Created on: Friday 16th June 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lancashire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-61E9B1
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Triangular-shaped, finely gritted sandstone with very smooth surface and even sides. It is probably natural, but its smooth surface could indicate that it was used as a whetstone.
Created on: Tuesday 25th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grindleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-61ECD4
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Piece of finely gritted sandstone with very smooth surface and even sides. It is probably natural, but its smooth surface and the angled upper surface could indicate that it was used as a whetstone.
Created on: Tuesday 25th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grindleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-F8CA81
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast cu-alloy palstave of the earlier Late Bronze Age. It has a dark green/olive patina with brown patches and ca. half of its surface is still shiny and unblemished. However, part of the blade and the outer edges of the butt end seem rough due to damage, corrosion and bronze disease. The palstave has a large loop (damaged) and slighty curved stop-ridge. Also, there are faint signs of wear on the lower part of the blade.
Created on: Friday 13th October 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ormskirk', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-845603
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age worked flint barbed and tanged arrowhead made from white/light grey flint. One barb and tang missing, but otherwise complete. There is retouch to all surfaces and the edges of the blade were carefully knapped. The barbs of the arrowhead are square, and this and the size of the arrowhead suggests that it is of the Sutton b type, common in the Early Bronze Age (Green 1980, 117-143). The photograph was kindly supplied by the finder.
Created on: Friday 3rd March 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-CC12B7
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy dagger with short blade and two rivet holes in the hilt plate; one rivet still in place, the other rivet missing due to incomplete rivet hole. The dagger is in poor condition and very fragile.
Created on: Friday 11th February 2005
Last updated: Monday 26th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gisburn Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL2230
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Unlooped, shield pattern palstave with high flanges and stop ridge
Created on: Monday 2nd September 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL2231
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Shield pattern palstave with stop ridge. Wings denuded by corrosion.
Created on: Monday 2nd September 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL2304
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age, narrow butted, flanged flat axe with splayed cutting edge. Of the Arreton industrial stage (Burgess 1980). Complete but in poor condition. Surface is heavily pitted. Length 115mm, width of blade 54mm. c.1600 BC.
Created on: Thursday 17th October 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lancashire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-8C75B6
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy socketed looped axehead of Irish Late Bronze Age Type. Due to the short, stocky body of axes of this type, they is referred to as 'bag-shaped' or 'purse-shaped'. The axe's exact measurements are: 57mm in length, the blade width is 43mm, the width of the socket is 31-37mm (inner-outer), the breadth of the socket is 22-27mm (inner-outer, back-front) and the axe weighs 78.97g. These measurements show that the mouth of the axe is aligned with the blade and not back-to-front shaped. The blade was re-worked after the casting process and it is still slightly splayed. However, …
Created on: Monday 16th May 2005
Last updated: Tuesday 8th October 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-D84888
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast cu-alloy flanged axe of Caverton metalwork tradition (BA stage: Acton Park). It is complete and has a chocolate-brown patina. The casting seams have been taken off and the remains smoothed down. The blade was hammered into shape and is now splayed/crescent-shaped. The cutting edge is still sharp and there are not very many re-sharpening marks visible. Also, there is only a small number of nicks and dents which means that it has not been extensively used. Schmidt, P.K. and Burgess, C. 1981. The Axes of Scotland and Northern Britain, eg no. 474
Created on: Monday 13th June 2005
Last updated: Tuesday 8th October 2013
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: LANCUM-EAEA92
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small fragment of a cu-alloy spear- or arrowhead (tip). The fragment is too small to give a specific date.
Created on: Tuesday 14th June 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL-5B2C76
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age palstave axe dating from the Wilburton or Penard phases, c.1300-1000 BC. It is mostly complete although the upper part is so worn that no flanges remain and it ends in a rounded point. The stop is still visible on both sides although one side is much more worn than the other. Below the stop on the least worn side, 3 raised vertical ribs can be seen. The blade is mostly complete although it is slightly uneven and it is possible the cutting edge has broken off. There was possibly a side loop on one side where something can be seen but it is not clear due to the amount …
Created on: Monday 27th April 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ormskirk Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-6E1F66
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Extremely worn cast cu-alloy flat axe dating from the Early Bronze Age, i.e. c. 2100-1900BC. The axe is quite small and extremely worn. The original surface is gone and what lies underneath is deeply pitted and corroded. If the axe was decorated, then nothing of the decoration remains. It had almost parallel sides, a rounded butt and a curved blade which is now blunt. Due to the current state of the axe, no toolmarks or other signs of wear can be made out.
Created on: Monday 2nd February 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wyre', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-8CCE11
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Chalcolithic/early Bronze Age copper cake, c.2450-2150BC. The copper cake is associated with LANCUM-3BEC10. The cake represents early Bronze Age metal working activity. The patina is light green with reddish brown occasional inclusions and shows wear from being in the ground. The length is 97mm, width 61mm, thickness 11mm and weight too heavy for scales.
Created on: Monday 29th June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 17th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'MORECAMBE BAY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-8D1241
Object type: MANUFACTURE AND PROCESSING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possibly Chalcolithic/early Bronze Age copper cake, c.2450-2150BC. The copper cake is associated with LANCUM-3BEC10. May represent early Beaker metal working activity The patina is light green with reddish brown occasional inclusions and shows wear from being in the ground. The length is 112mm, width 55mm, thickness 9mm and weight too heavy for scales.
Created on: Monday 29th June 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 24th August 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'MORECAMBE BAY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-8D35E1
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possibly Chalcolithic/early Bronze Age copper cake, c.2450-2150BC. The copper cake is associated with LANCUM-3BEC10. May represent early Beaker metal working activity The patina is light green with reddish brown occasional inclusions and shows wear from being in the ground. The length is 28mm, width 20mm, thickness 7mm and weight 8.75g.
Created on: Monday 29th June 2009
Last updated: Monday 21st October 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'MORECAMBE BAY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-8D57C1
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possibly Chalcolithic/early Bronze Age riveting tool, c.2450-2150BC. The riveting tool is associated with LANCUM-3BEC10. May represent early Bronze Age metal working activity. The patina is light green. The length is 32mm, width 18mm, thickness 13mm and weight 25.06g.
Created on: Monday 29th June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 17th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'MORECAMBE BAY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-FD2034
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Extremely well-preserved unusually slim cast cu-alloy socketed side-looped spearhead (Group 1) type dating from the 'early' Middle Bronze Age, c. 1600-1400BC (see Rowlands 1976). The spearhead is complete, the blade and socket undamaged with a smooth green patina showing hardly any sign of decay. The head is leaf-shaped and the socket has a fairly pronounced midrib. The tip of the spearhead very thin being the same thickness as the socket at its widest point and there are very fine, very clear re-sharpening marks all around the edges of the wings, running parallel to it. The socket is…
Created on: Friday 29th May 2009
Last updated: Monday 21st October 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-AA5ED7
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Large, heavy copper-alloy flat axe with straight sides and butt and gently curved crescent-shaped blade. The axe is about 12mm thick and narrows towards butt-end and blade. Though heavily corroded, the axe appears undamaged. It seems that this flat axe is one of the earliest British metal artefacts. The copper content is unusually high for an Early Bronze Age and the shape of the axe dates it to the Castletown Roche tradition - the earliest in Great Britain (Schmidt, P.K. and Burgess, C. 1981, no. 3).
Created on: Friday 18th March 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'nr Carnforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-AAE7B2
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy flanged axe, butt end and corners of blade broken off. The axe is of light green/brown colour with some flecks of original golden surface coming through where the patina has peeled off. It is not a very good casting, because the halves of the mould were not fitted very well: Looking at the axe from the side, the flanges are at a slightly different height and position. The axe is part of the Taunton (Ornament Horizon/Glentrool/Caldonshill) metalwork tradition (e.g. Schmidt, P.K. and Burgess, C. 1981, no. 525).
Created on: Friday 18th March 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'nr Lancaster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-8E59B7
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete cast copper alloy short flanged axehead, probably related to Type Callendar, dating from the Middle Bronze Age period c. 1400-1200BC. The axe survives in complete and in very good condition. The edge as well as the top of the butt are very worn, but overall the surfaces are in fair condition. The cross section is rectangular and the flanged are flat diamond-shaped. There is no stop ridge, but a small, low edge to stop the haft from pushing forwards. Even though there is a shallow crescent-shaped moulding, this is functional rather than ornamental and the axe is plain without …
Created on: Monday 19th May 2003
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kirkby Lonsdale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-E816A6
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age flat axe, made from a copper-alloy with a very high copper content still. The form and shape of the axe is still very close to the Neolithic silex forerunners. It does not have flanges or a stop-ridge. Overall, it is tear-shaped, with a small butt and a broad blade which is not sharp anymore. The surface is much corroded.
Created on: Thursday 14th April 2005
Last updated: Tuesday 8th October 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2E8C26
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast cu-alloy socketed axe fragment dating from the Late Bronze Age, i.e. c. 1000-800BC. The axe fragment is that of the lower part of the axe with blade and part of the socket. The mouth, mouth moulding and side loop are missing. There is an inner hafting rib on one side and it would have had another one on the other side. The axe was decorated on both faces with three thin ribs and it is very likely that it s a Yorkshire Type axe, belonging to the LBA Ewart Park metalwork assemblage.
Created on: Friday 28th January 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 1st February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Caton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-F81C94
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unusual millstone grit tool. The stone out of which the tool has been made is a type imported into the area for use as querns and millstones. It is much harder, finer and more evenly grained, more cohesive, and paler than the local grit. Likely to be within the date range of c2900 BC to c100 AD, but probably Bronze Age (2150-800 BC) It is probable that the object started life as larger quern or milling stone that broke at some stage. As the stone would have been sought after locally, it was reused. See also LANCUM-0F97C8 for further information. Measures 160mm in length, 70mm i…
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd January 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Briercliffe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-C0E445
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a copper alloy blade from a small sword or knife probably mid to late Bronze Age 1500 - 800BC as material of a similar date has previously been found in the vicinity. Such a small fragment is difficult to securely identify; it is possibly a Wilburton type from the Late Bronze Age or perhaps a riveted dagger or rapier. The fragment is roughly rectangular with a central ridge and two cutting edges both broken. The top and bottom edges are straight breaks, the patina suggests these are old. In cross section the piece has a central oval ridge from which it tapers in a straight…
Created on: Monday 16th April 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 29th October 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'GISBURN', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-3BEC10
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An extremely rare and important Chalcolithic tanged copper dagger dated by XREF analysis to the early Bronze Age 2400 -2,100BC. Most examples occur in early Beaker 'classic' grave assemblages associated with low-carinated Beakers, wrist guards, etc. The dagger is composed of a blade and hilt plate and there is no obvious break at the end of the hilt plate. The hilt plate would have been of organic material, probably wood, horn or antler. The blade is roughly triangular-shaped and tapers towards the tip. The edges are bevelled, but there are no signs of wear and no resharpening marks. …
Created on: Friday 20th March 2009
Last updated: Thursday 26th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'MORECAMBE BAY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-7609C0
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Extremely well-preserved cast cu-alloy socketed side-looped spearhead dating from the early Middle Bronze Age, c. 1600-1400BC. The spearhead is complete, the blade and socket undamaged with a smooth chocolate-brown patina showing hardly any sign of decay at all. The head is leaf-shaped and the socket has a pronounced midrib. The tip of the spearhead is thicker than the rest of the blade and there are very fine, very clear re-sharpening marks all around the edges of the wings, running parallel to it. The socket is has a wide diameter compared to the overall size of the spearhead and the…
Created on: Friday 9th January 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gisburn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-597D63
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy socketed tool, probably an axe, dating from the later Middle Bronze Age or the Late Bronze Age, c. 1300-800BC. The object is the lower half of a socketed copper alloy tool, possibly a socketed axe or another socketed bladed tool. The cross-section is rectangular and the walls are very thick. The sides of the implements are almost parallel and the blade very narrow. The only socketed axe type that would match this shape is Type Taunton-Hardemarschen, but this is a very southern English type and therefore unlikely. NB: the artefact was not seen by the FLO in perso…
Created on: Friday 30th September 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gisburn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2FF232
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy 'unlooped shield pattern' palstave dating to the middle Bronze Age 1500 - 1150BC from the ActonPark phase metalwork. The axe has a flared cutting edge and would have had a rectangular butt which is now broken with an irregular line suggesting that it was broken in antiquity. The axe has a shield-shaped undecorated hollow located on either side of the stop ridge. The sides of the butt are triangular in plan and there is no stop rib between the stop ridge and raised flange. The axe has a pronounced flare of the blade suggesting that it was broken not too long …
Created on: Monday 10th October 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 11th December 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WORSTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2FABA3
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-ally socketed axe of Late Bronze Age date 1150 - 800BC. The piece represents the bottom part of the axe. There is a slight increase in width towards the blade, but the axehead is of slender appearance. The patination of the break suggests that the damage occurred in antiquity. The artefact measures 45mm long and 38mm wide
Created on: Monday 10th October 2011
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WORSTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-4B3781
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Very worn cast cu-alloy palstave fragment, probably dating from c. 1500-800BC. Only the lower part and blade survive, but the surface is very worn and pitted. There is no sign of a shield-shaped design on the lower part, or a loop which makes it difficult to decided whether the palstave fragment dates from the Middle or Late Bronze Age.
Created on: Thursday 1st April 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th May 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lancaster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-3E4BA4
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two robust pieces of 'Marles Wood' black chert debitage. There exists the possibility that they may be rough outs for tools. Probably Bronze Age, but they could be anytime from the early Mesolithic to the late Bronze Age. Dating between c8300 and c800 BC, most likely c2500 to c800 BC. 1 - The length is 33mm, width 23mm, thickness 18mm, and the weight is 9.5g. 2 - The length is 40mm, width 24mm, thickness 14mm, and the weight is 13.3g.
Created on: Saturday 26th January 2013
Last updated: Monday 9th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salesbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-3E7173
Object type: BORER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age black chert tool, banded with limestone. Probably a heavy duty borer or similar as the 'pointy end' is high quality black chert. It may possibly be a core but its hard to envisage why the knapper be striking flakes from the limestone apart from doing it to produce a shape. Probably Bronze Age due to comparitive crudeness of knapping, but could be anytime from the early Mesolithic to the late Bronze Age. Dating between c8300 and c800 BC, most likely c1500 to c800 BC. The length is 40mm, width 40mm, thickness 30mm, and the weight is 56.8g.
Created on: Saturday 26th January 2013
Last updated: Monday 9th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salesbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAKL-9966F2
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flake, light brown, translucent flint, three facets on dorsal face, prominent bulb of percussion on ventral: hard hammer (Bronze Age). Traces of contex/cobble exterior. Length 42.7mm, Width 25.3mm, Thickness 5.9mm, Mass 6.97g
Created on: Thursday 13th June 2013
Last updated: Saturday 15th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Laneshaw Bridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAKL-9A2D23
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flake, pale grey translucent flint, low angle, long, scaled retouch on one side. Flake irregular. Early Bronze Age. Length 19.3mm, Width 12.9mm, Thickness 2.3mm, Mass 0.58g
Created on: Thursday 13th June 2013
Last updated: Saturday 15th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Laneshaw Bridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAKL-EFFBE7
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flake, translucent grey flint with some cortex, three facets, bulb of percussion well defined. Early Bronze Age. Length18.1mm, Width 9.1mm, Thickness 2.2mm, Mass 0.45g
Created on: Monday 17th June 2013
Last updated: Monday 17th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Laneshaw Bridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAKL-F02902
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flake, grey chert, Not datable, but the poor material suggests that it is late. Length 8.4mm, Width 13.4mm, Thickness 2.0mm, Mass 0.27g
Created on: Monday 17th June 2013
Last updated: Monday 17th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Laneshaw Bridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAKL-F093C2
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Primary core dressing flakes, black chert, high bulb of percussion, Early Bronze Age. a fragment with large area of cortex, shallow scaler retouch on one edge suggesting use as a knife. Length 40.6mm, Width 34.1mm, Thickness 14.1mm, Mass 15.08g b projection removed from, and joining, the above, conical 16.5 x 13.1mm x 8.9mm high, 1.55g
Created on: Monday 17th June 2013
Last updated: Monday 17th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Laneshaw Bridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAKL-042412
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Chip. opaque brown flint, one side bears signs of dressing and some cortex, other face has a prominent bulb of percussion. Early Bronze Age. Length 15.5, Width 12.6mm, Thickness 3.3mm, Mass 0.59g.
Created on: Tuesday 18th June 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 18th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Laneshaw Bridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAKL-469FC4
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flake, translucent light brown flint, well defined conchoidal fracture suggesting hard hammer. Traces of low angle long flaking. Early Bronze Age.Length 29.2mm, Width 26.0mm, Thickness 10.8mm, Mass 7.96g.
Created on: Friday 21st June 2013
Last updated: Monday 20th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Laneshaw Bridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAKL-4708F5
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two flint flakes:Early Bronze Age. a Translucent grey flint, some cortex, large bulb of percussion. Length 38.4mm, Width 26.4mm, Thickness 7.1mm, Mass 6.53g. (Notch appears not to be an original feature). b Flake, translucent grey flint, some cortex. Length 13.0mm, Width 6.9mm, Thickness 2.7mm
Created on: Friday 21st June 2013
Last updated: Monday 20th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Laneshaw Bridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-1ADEB1
Object type: BURIN
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mid to late Bronze Age mottled mid to late grey chert burin, possibly also used as a chisel. It is sub square in section and knapped in the crude fashion diagnostic of the later Bronze Age The knapping toward the proximal is more controlled than that of end of the Bronze Age and the beginning of the Iron Age. With the exception of the proximal end, where cortex remains, there are removals to the entire surface. The knapping toward the proximal narrows and shapes the section in a manner that suggests it was originally mounted on the end of a piece of wood or antler. Dating to between c…
Created on: Monday 1st July 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 6th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wycoller', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2E2B81
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age worked mid grey/green chert. The chert is not one of the usual local types and appears to the same is the the glassy mid grey/green chert of the North Lakes. Dating to between c2350 and c1601 BC. The length is 10mm, width 10mm, and the thickness 3.5mm.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd July 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 6th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wycoller', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-9CFBE3
Object type: ANVIL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably an early Bronze Age anvil stone dating to between c2100 and c1500 BC.. It reminiscent of the Early Bronze Age anvil stones from a smiths grave at Lunteren in the Netherlands; see http://1501bc.com/page/rijks_museum_oudheden/0214038.JPG. It is incredibly heavy for its size (too heavy for the finds scales) and shows evidence of continual impacts that appear deliberately placed. It is as likely that the anvil was used in the production of gold items, as well as copper alloy objects. The iron staining on the face of the stone is probably due to a close encounter with a plough at …
Created on: Friday 8th March 2013
Last updated: Friday 22nd January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dinckley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-893116
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete cast copper alloy flanged or early palstave axe from the very late Early to early Middle Bronze Age. This flanged axe shares characteristics of the Arreton and Acton Park metalwork assemblages. Arreton and Acton Park Types date to metalworking stage VI, which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 4 circa 1750-1550 BC. The axe is broadly rectangular in plan with a crescent shaped blade. The axehead is sub-rectangular in plan with a narrow rounded butt and cutting edge. From the butt the body extends, remaining fairly uniform in width until widening to the splayed…
Created on: Tuesday 19th March 2013
Last updated: Monday 16th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'TUNBROOK WOODS', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-0788A0
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy mid to late Bronze Age tanged chisel dagger fragment and two slag residues found within 1.5m of each other and appear to be associated. They date from 1000 to 800BC. Associated with LANCUM-06AA41, LANCUM-0633E7, LANCUM-060825.jpg, LANCUM-064172 and LANCUM-069462 Description 1. Chisel: The chisel is virtually complete and in good condition. The tang of the chisel is tapering and rectangular sectioned square-sectioned. There is a wide, oval collar separating the tang from the blade. The blade is oval in cross section below the collar and flares and thins in to a tria…
Created on: Monday 25th March 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 7th July 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-B57F85
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy (bronze) socketed axe of Late Bronze Age dating (950 to 700 BC). The axe is sub-rectangular in shape with a flared convex cutting edge and the socket is sub square in cross section. The socket of the axe is sub square, with an irregular mouth. The top edge of the socket shows evidence of casting jets that have not been trimmed flush with the socket mouth. A raised and slightly concave collar (16 mm deep) is present from just below the level of the top of the loop to the mouth of the socketed axe. The loop is well preserved and relatively small and wide with a irre…
Created on: Monday 24th February 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 1st July 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wilpshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-45A036
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Bronze Age copper alloy chisel fragment. The chisel is incomplete only the blade survives. It is sub-trapezoid in plan, the straight sides flaring from the break towards the convex cutting edge. The piece is of thin, flat section, tapering at the edges. The blade thins to 2mm thick at the cutting edge. It is heavily corroded, with only very small fragments of the original surface remaining. It is dark brown in colour, giving the appearance of iron, but is non-magnetic. Such chisels are generally thought to be wood working tools. Similar on the database to SOM-589161, NMS-769173 and …
Created on: Monday 3rd March 2014
Last updated: Monday 3rd March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mitton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-6507C2
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age copper alloy flat axe with similarities to the Migdale-Marnoch tradition of the early Bronze Age, dating from c. 2200-1900BC. The flat axe is broadly sub rectangular in shape with a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid, with slight tapering edges. The blade is flaring to the edge and the blade facet is bevelled from hammering. The long side-edges of the axe are slightly flanged. The butt is flat slightly tapering with damage to the edge. The length is 175mm, and the width of blade is 84mm, width of butt 30mm and the thickness 14mm. . S…
Created on: Monday 27th January 2014
Last updated: Monday 27th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'HURST GREEN', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-04EDB2
Object type: CREMATION
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small fragments of partially burnt wood. Retains light brown colour on interior, while exterior surface is charred black. Assocaited with a cremation probably human from a Bronze Age cairn. The length is 2-10mm, and the width is 2-6mm and the thickness is 2-4mm.
Created on: Tuesday 17th December 2013
Last updated: Friday 20th January 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-060825
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two fragments of jet and one fragment of cremated bone. Associated with a cremation probably human from a Bronze Age cairn. The length is 18-22mm, and the width is 12-20mm and the thickness is 4-8mm and the weight is 2.89g. The two pieces of jet that display signs of artificial fracture and were probably originally from Whitby. Age of production difficult to determine but possibly Bronze Age. Associated with LANCUM-06AA41, LANCUM-0633E7, LANCUM-0788A0, LANCUM-060825.jpg, LANCUM-064172 and LANCUM-069462.
Created on: Tuesday 17th December 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 7th July 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-062872
Object type: CREMATION
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Various stone fragments, including limestone and chert. White glazed pottery sherds, a piece of worked flint and a fragment of blue glass. Associated with a cremation probably human from a Bronze Age cairn. The length is 5-26mm, and the width is 3-18mm and the thickness is 4-13mm.
Created on: Tuesday 17th December 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-064172
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An assemblage of four fragments of flint blades, clearly worked and three small pieces of flint debitage and two pieces of limestone which look unworked, but could have been used as tools due to their natural shape. Associated with a cremation probably human from a Bronze Age cairn. The length is 8-38mm, and the width is 5-22mm and the thickness is 1-9mm and the combined weight is 9.42g. Mesolithic to BA lithic assemblage. Two flint flakes, one burnt the other not; both worked and one quartz chipping possibly worked. Associated with a cremation probably human from a Bronze Age cairn. …
Created on: Tuesday 17th December 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 7th July 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-0648D4
Object type: CREMATION
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Eight fragments of stone including worked chert and limestone with 1 quartz chipping that may have been worked. Associated with a cremation probably human from a Bronze Age cairn. The length ranges between 6-34mm, and the width between 6-23mm and the thickness between 2-20mm.
Created on: Tuesday 17th December 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-0657D7
Object type: CREMATION
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Various fragments of stone including sandstone, limestone and some chert debitage. Also some quartz chippings and a small piece of glass (possibly Roman). Associated with a cremation probably human from a Bronze Age cairn. The length is 2-40mm, and the width is 2-20mm and the thickness is 1-17mm.
Created on: Tuesday 17th December 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-066250
Object type: CREMATION
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heavily water worn piece of limestone, possibly from a limestone pavement and therefore not in situ. The 'antler' like protuberances could have been useful for working stone tools. Associated with a cremation probably human from a Bronze Age cairn. The length is 100mm, and the width is 55mm and the thickness is 60mm.
Created on: Tuesday 17th December 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-069462
Object type: RAZOR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a copper alloy blade, probably a double-edged tanged razor dating from the Late Bronze Age, about 1,000 - 800BC. The fragment is roughly leaf-shaped with a flat diamond-shaped cross-section. The outside edges are largely missing. Part of the rectangular sectioned tang remains though most has broken off. There is no decoration on the surface. A smooth mid green patina survives in places but mud adhering to the faces obscures much of the surface. A fairly broad, flat rib can be seen on both faces, running from the tang towards the point of the blade. The length is 38mm, the …
Created on: Tuesday 17th December 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 7th July 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-0633E7
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two flint flakes, one burnt the other not; both worked and one quartz chipping possibly worked. Associated with a cremation probably human from a Bronze Age cairn. The length is 7-16mm, and the width is 6-14mm and the thickness is 2-7mm. Neolithic to BA lithic assembly of broken implements and/or waste. Associated with LANCUM-06AA41, LANCUM-0788A0, LANCUM-060825.jpg, LANCUM-064172 and LANCUM-069462.
Created on: Tuesday 17th December 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 7th July 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-06AA41
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy ring probably Late Bronze Age dating 1000 to 800BC. It is circular in shape with a defined circumferential ridge running around the centre and flattened faces above and below. The interior surface exhibits scratch or wear marks which appear to have occurred during use. The ring has a pitted dark brown patina with patches of green. The length is 30mm, and the width is 30mm, the thickness is 5.5mm and the weight is 11.32g. Associated with, LANCUM-0633E7, LANCUM-0788A0, LANCUM-060825.jpg, LANCUM-064172 and LANCUM-069462and LANCUM-069462. Similar to WILT-091140, LANCUM-672196…
Created on: Tuesday 17th December 2013
Last updated: Friday 22nd January 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-06C260
Object type: CREMATION
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy tab with an iron attachment or stud which appears to be broken. 2. A lump of metal, possibly copper alloy which appears to have been molten. 3. A lump of metal possibly silver or lead which appears to have been molten. 1=29mm 2=20mm, 3= 16mm in length, 1=15mm, 2=9mm,3=9mm in width and 1=14mm, 2=8mm,3=6mm in thickness.
Created on: Tuesday 17th December 2013
Last updated: Friday 20th January 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-06D222
Object type: CREMATION
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
3 fragments of what appears to be copper alloy metal fragments each of which appears to have been molten, although 1 appears to have possibly been worked. 1=19mm 2=24mm, 3= 34mm in length, 1=15mm, 2=17mm,3=21mm in width and 1=6.5mm, 2=2mm,3=14mm in thickness
Created on: Tuesday 17th December 2013
Last updated: Friday 20th January 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-06F162
Object type: CREMATION
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
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Small fragments of unidentified burnt material possibly wood. Retains light brown colour on interior, while exterior surface is charred black. 4-20mm in length, 2-15mm in width and 2-12mm in thickness.
Created on: Tuesday 17th December 2013
Last updated: Monday 6th February 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BC8760
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
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Middle Bronze Age copper alloy probably a dirk of Type Keelogue dating 1400 to 1100BC and belonging to the Acton Park MW tradition of the Middle Bronze Age. The daggers edges are corroded but fairly intact. The blade has a central midrib and is broken and probably had two rivets. The blade is lentoid in section, narrow, tapering with angled sides. The tip of the blade is slightly sub-rounded which is more likely to relate to a dagger and appears to be intact. Burgess and Gerloff write: "This type is characterised by broad and heavy blades, with wide trapezoidal butts which are usually…
Created on: Monday 14th April 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 6th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gisburn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-00C632
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
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Copper/tin/lead- alloy metal working debris of Late Bronze Age-Early Iron Age date, i.e1000-700 BC. Dimension: length: 12mm, width: 7mm, thickness: 7mm, weight: 1.04g.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd November 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-E6D931
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
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Cast cu-alloy socketed axe dating from the Late Bronze Age, i.e. c. 1000-800BC. The axe is complete and in very good condition with a chocolate-brown patina and a smooth surface. There is only some bronze disease on the inside of the socket. An area of corrosion mixed with soil is on the inside of the socket: it cannot be removed. The axe has a small loop at one side. It is roughly circular in cross-section with three facets on each face. The two outer facets have also facets, but they are less pronounced. Other than that there is no further decoration except for a long collar. The bl…
Created on: Thursday 25th November 2010
Last updated: Thursday 25th November 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carnforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-0AD956
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably a large fragment of a miscast spearhead dating from the Middle or Later Bronze Age, i.e. c. 1250-800BC. Only the miscast socket remains and it is not certain if the spearhead was ever cast complete. The fragment is wider at the base and narrows towards the top, before flaring out again slightly at the very top. There is a hole in one side and a curved break on the edge of the socket, but there is no evidence of peg holes. It looks as if the alloy that was used to make this spearhead was too thick or lumpy to fill out the mould properly and thus, only a very crude socket was c…
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th January 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Morecambe area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-0B4260
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
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A fragment of a cast copper alloy casting or smelting waste, probably dating from the Middle or Late Bronze Age, i.e. c. 2000-800BC. It is likely that this is a fragment of a cu-alloy 'cake', ie the cu-alloy residue left over from the smelting process. This would then be broken into smaller pieces that various different artefacts can be cast from. Cake fragments such as this are a rare find for North West England. They are much more common in East Anglia as both single finds and in Late Bronze Age metalwork hoards. Dimensions: length: 42mm, width: 29mm, thickness: 22mm and weight: 86.24g.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th January 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Morecambe area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-0B61F3
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy casting or smelting waste, probably dating from the Middle or Late Bronze Age, i.e. c. 2000-800BC. It is likely that this is a fragment of a cu-alloy 'cake', ie the cu-alloy residue left over from the smelting process. This would then be broken into smaller pieces that various different artefacts can be cast from. Cake fragments such as this are a rare find for North West England. They are much more common in East Anglia as both single finds and in Late Bronze Age metalwork hoards. Dimensions: length: 27mm, width:13mm, thickness: 22mm amd weight: 19.4g.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th January 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Morecambe area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-0FD0F6
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy sword dating from the Late Bronze Age, i.e. ca. 1000-800BC. Only the lower part of the blade and tip remain. The surface is smooth and the edge of the sword bevelled. There is a very slightly ridge along the centre of the blade and the cross-section is a rounded diamond-shape. The sword probably belonged to the Ewart Park metalwork assemblage or possibly the earlier Wilburton metalwork assemblage, but it is impossible to date it any more closely without the hilt present. Dimensions: lenght: 177mm, width: 34mm, thickness: 4mm and weight: 128.71g.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th January 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-0BB8A7
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unidentified object or casting waste, possibly Late Bronze Age c. 1000-800BC. Object is long and narrow and has two distinct parts, this caused by corrosion. The forepart is tapered slightly and has a knob on the tip, whilst the hindpart looks to be square with a hole in the middle which does not go throught to the front of the object. These two parts are connected by a narrow bridge of metal. Dimensions: length: 40mm, width: 12mm, thickness: 7mm and weight: 9.15g.
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th January 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Morecambe area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-0CA9F6
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unidentified object, probably dating from the Late Bronze Age c. 1000-800 BC. The object is broken in two large fragments and some small pieces are missing. Other than that, it appear complete. It has a long, narrow and slightly tapered tube with transverse linear groove decoration and with a blunted point at one end, and an open dome at the opposite end. This object is in two fragments and seems to have been broken off where the tube was perforated by a slit or hole. There is another small hole on the tube just underneath the round open end. Unfortunately, even though the object is c…
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th January 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-D79453
Object type: HORSE TRAPPING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age/Late Iron Age copper ring dating between 1150BC-100AD. The object is probably part of horse harness furniture possibly used for reins (terret ring). The diameter is 28mm.
Created on: Wednesday 11th January 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 17th January 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WESHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-92C393
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unusual object that remains unidentified but could perhaps be a toggle for fastening clothing. The toggle is broadly circular in section, cylindrical in plan with tapering ends and a hole possibly for an attachment loop near one terminal. This object is difficult to date but it could be Late Iron Age - Roman 300BC - 410AD or even later. The object shares some similarities with LANCUM-3D1943 The length is 36mm, and the width is 10mm.
Created on: Monday 13th February 2012
Last updated: Monday 19th November 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WORSTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-A4E905
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper coiled finger ring probably dating from the Middle Bronze Age, that is c. 1500 -1150BC. The finger ring is very similar to a number of coiled rings found in a Middle Bronze Age hoard found in Sussex, recorded under SUSS-C5D042. It is similar to Middle to Late Bronze Age coiled bronze finger ring dating to 1500BC, which is part of a Bronze Age hoard discovered a short distance inland from Black Rock, in East Brighton. It has been coiled in three complete turns and decorated on the outer edge. Similar rings have been found in the Mecklenburg area of North Germany suggesting …
Created on: Tuesday 14th February 2012
Last updated: Thursday 22nd January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'GISBURN', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-57D5A1
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small piece of medium hard black stone, possibly jet or a Scottish pitch. It leaves a black mark when drawn across paper. There is a series of three parallel lines on one face, there is a chance that these may be artificial. A small piece of possible jet/shale debitage (LANCUM 585BA4) was found next to this jet/pitch. These may have come from a burial unearthed in the near vicinity in the antiquarian period. Measures 18x13x10mm. Dates between c2500BC & c800BC.
Created on: Sunday 29th January 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd January 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sabden Fold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-585BA4
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small piece of abraded possible Bronze Age jet or shale debitage. Less than 0.1grm in weight. The stone leaves a medium brown mark when drawn across paper. The dorsal surface has a triangular flake off from the proximal end, and another down one edge that runs to the distal. The other edge seems to have had two flakes struck off it. There appears to have been at least two flakes struck off the distal end, producing a point. A small piece of medium hard black stone (LANCUM 57D5A1), possibly jet or a Scottish pitch was found next to this chert. These may have come from a burial unearthe…
Created on: Sunday 29th January 2012
Last updated: Monday 9th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sabden Fold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-E4331B
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Complete cast copper alloy palstave dating from the late Middle Bronze Age probably dating from c. 1500-1150BC. It was part of the Acton Park or Taunton metalwork assemblage of the later Middle Bronze Age and is very probably of Type Wantage (Schmidt and Burgess 1981, 133-134, nos. 801-808. The palstave survives complete but with damaged surfaces and an abraded cutting edge. However, it is otherwise in good condition. The blade appears bevelled and it is very likely that it was originally much wider and larger; with wear and resharpening it had lost its original size and shape. It dis…
Created on: Wednesday 15th October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 15th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lancaster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-8E83D6
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete blade fragment, probably from a cast copper alloy palstave, of Middle Bronze Age dating (1000 BC to 800 BC). It is likely to be from the Acton Park II industry. It measures 43.87mm long, 46.37mm wide and 10.20mm thick. It weighs 73.0 grams.
Created on: Friday 3rd June 2011
Last updated: Monday 31st October 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL-C31844
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy, probable casting waste, possibly of Bronze Age dating (2150 BC to 800 BC). However, due to the lack of context and continuation of casting styles, this fragment could be dated from the Bronze Age through to the Roman Period (c.2150 BC - 410 AD). The fragment is sub triangular in plan, and roughly D shaped in cross section. It has an irregular, rough surface. It is most likely part of a copper ingot, prior to being smelted and cast. It is a mid to dark green colour. A couple of small areas of iron staining, probably due to impurities in the copper. An e…
Created on: Wednesday 6th April 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 12th July 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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