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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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Record ID: FAKL-0418E3
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Oblate hammerstone made from quartzite the surface of which is dark brown. Around the equator is a band of marks left by hammering. On the opposite side of the equator is a smaller battered area. Not datable but probably Prehistoric. 51.6 x 49.6mm diameter x 40.8mm High.
Created on: Sunday 30th June 2013
Last updated: Sunday 30th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Laneshaw Bridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-686E06
Object type: AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete though probably unfinished stone axehead probably a roughout of Neolithic date, c. 3500 - 2100 BC discovered below the foundations of a cottage garden wall. The axehead is possibly of the Graig Lwyd Group VII axe - the patina looks the type and the white speckles on a blue-grey matrix is typical of the rock type or it could be an epidiotised greenstone Group VI Langdale axe. The axe head is trapezoidal in plan with a pointed ovate section. The surfaces are rough with a chip to one side of the butt edge. The unpolished nature of the object suggests it was not properly finishe…
Created on: Monday 13th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
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