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Record ID: WILT-E1FDF2
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Neolithic polished flint axehead dating c. 4000 - 2400 BC. The axehead is sub-rectangular in plan with sides tapering from the cutting edge to a sub-trapezoidal butt. When viewed in profile, one edge of the axehead has a bowed line. The axehead has a pointed-oval cross section. The axehead has been polished, with one side of the cutting edge being more worn than the other and with one face exhibiting distinct facets; this suggests the axehead has been resharpened and potentially more substantially reworked, as might also be suggested by it's small size. There are some large, hinged r…
Created on: Monday 10th June 2019
Last updated: Monday 15th July 2019
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Record ID: SF-92549D
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete flaked axe/adze of probable Neolithic date. It is ovoid in shape and lenticular in cross-section, but slightly thicker on one face towards the pointed outer end. There is covering, flaked retouch on both faces. A small amount of cortex remains in the centre towards the butt end of one face and at the outer tip of the other face. The surface is heavily patinated and orange stained. There is some rolling on the edges. Lawrence Billington (pers. com.) comments that it '... is likely to be Neolithic rather than Mesolithic or earlier, it could be a rough-out that was originally …
Created on: Thursday 6th June 2019
Last updated: Monday 1st July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Debenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-74A403
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worked flint axehead of Neolithic date (c. 3500 - c. 2100 BC). The implement has been extensively knapped into a sub-oval cross section, with a tapering plan. It consists of a large terminal with a cutting face. The opposing terminal is broadly round with some cortex remaining on a prominent nodule, possibly indicative of an unfinished implement. The tool exhibits an asymmetric cross section, where one side of the central chord is flatter than the other. The edges have retouch in places. The flint is a mixture of greys, ranging from lighter to darker. All faces exhibit some orange ir…
Created on: Monday 29th April 2019
Last updated: Friday 3rd May 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Lewes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-6C345D
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with cortex possible axehead. A thick oval chunk of lentoid section with flakes removed overall by multangular hard hammer strike; those scars on the dorsal side include notably rippled marks, whereas this is less pronounced on the ventral surface. A use as a scraper seems as likely. Suggested date: Late Neolithic, 2700-2350 BC Length: 49.0mm, Width: 35.44mm, Thickness: 15.3mm, Weight: 27.29gms
Created on: Monday 29th April 2019
Last updated: Monday 29th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-AC23FE
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A chipped polished axehead of the Neolithic to early Bronze Age period, dating to 4500 BC- 1500 BC. It has been manufactured from a mottled grey flint core. It has a tongue shape in plan and it has a pointed oval cross-section; the central part of both faces bears a polished surface while the long edges have been re worked with invasive and scaled touches. Length: 88.51 mm Width: 44.72 mm Thickness at the centre: 25.96 mm Weight: 113.97 g
Created on: Monday 18th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 23rd May 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Aldringham cum Thorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-C495E4
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint axehead, possibly part of an unfinished roughout dating to the Neolithic period (c. 4000-2400 BC). The surviving piece is probably part of a broken blade end that is roughly oval in shape with a squared-off edge at the break. Most of the butt end appears to be missing. The surviving blade end is roughly lentoidal in cross-section with a convex curved blade that tapers roughly evenly in width to the blade edge. Neither the blade, edges nor surfaces have any evidence of polishing though there are several patches of cortex, especially towards the broken edge. The flint…
Created on: Thursday 7th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-8B9647
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete polished flint axehead of Neolithic date, c. 4000-2350 BC. The axehead is bi-convex and has a sub-rectangular profile and a pointed oval section. It has a smooth ground surface and a tapered ground curvilinear cutting edge. The axehead terminates at a blunt break part-way along its length. The break bears traces of the same cream discolouration as the outer surfaces, suggesting that the break is old. Small flakes have been lost from both surfaces of the axehead, and one large flake has been lost from the edge of one surface, at the narrowest part of the axehead. The axeh…
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
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Record ID: IOW-A9500D
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Neolithic polished flint axehead (c. 2700 BC-c. 2351 BC). This axehead is now sub-triangular in plan and is pointed oval in cross-section. Although the grinding has been sufficiently deep to remove the majority of the flaking scars, some do remain close to the butt on one face. A small area of battering at the butt end may indicate that the axehead had also been used as a hammer. There is also a small area of battering at the top of one of the flake scars close to the polished area. The axehead was probably polished overall as a flattened bevelled edge extends the full l…
Created on: Friday 7th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 21st December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-5500C2
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint core tool, probably a flaked axehead fragment. The flint was originally mid-grey flint, now covered in a smooth layer of blue-white re-cortification giving an opaque, matt patina. The axe probably had an oval cross section. A small amount of cortex remains on the centre of one face and many ridges show traces of iron staining. There are multiple flake removal scars on one face and fewer on the other forming the cutting edge. The flakes are invasive and parallel. The object has been broken along the long axis and across the body. Date: Neolithic c.4000 BC to 2350 BC. Dimensions:…
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd May 2019
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Record ID: SUR-C2C649
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A polished Neolithic axehead, 101.9mm in length, which tapers from a maximum of 47.7mm wide near the blade to a narrow butt. The object is knapped from a mottled sandy brown to dark brown flint. There is some chip damage from tumbling to the blade, butt and edges. A concave area of damage to the edge of the blade has been subject to reworking with adrupt to semi-abrupt retouch. This suggests an attempt to re-sharpen after an ancient break and that the axe was used as a functional object.
Created on: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th November 2018
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Record ID: KENT-19465E
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment polished flint polished flint axehead of Neolithic date, c.4000-2200BC. Description: The fragment represents a middle section of the axehead. possibly forwards the wider blade end, but it is difficult to be certain. All original sides and faces are heavily polished though a number of original (pre-polishing?) or subsequent reworking flake scars are present along both edges. These flake scars may indicate a period of re-edging or similar reworking and further polishing after its initial production. Longitudinal striations caused by the polishing of the surfaces are visible o…
Created on: Monday 13th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
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Record ID: IOW-AB5F95
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Neolithic flint axehead (4000 BC- 2351 BC). This axehead is slightly 'humped' on one face, flaked overall on both faces and is asymmetrical lenticular in cross-section. The butt is rounded and the lateral sides flare and then taper slightly inwards to a straight cutting edge. One face is light grey and mottled pale orange with small areas of cortex at the butt end and centre. The other face is light buff/orange with iron staining. The cutting edge appears to have been broken and then re-sharpened on the face with the cortex. The removals on this cutting edge are short, p…
Created on: Tuesday 15th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-C6133C
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete unpolished neolithic flaked axehead made from mottled grey flint. The source of the flint is probably the Lincolnshire Wolds. It is pointed oval in cross-section, and slightly convex across its length. One end of the axehead is broken off leaving a smooth end. One face has a crude longitudinal central ridge, with small patches of cortex visible on the ridge. The tip also has a small patch of cortex visible. It is 101mm long, 52mm wide, 25.6mm thick and weighs149.3g.
Created on: Friday 4th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Nocton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-F5ABF1
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete knapped and polished flint axehead dating to the Neolithic period, c. 4000-2500 BC. The butt and midsection are missing in an oblique patinated break, with only the lower body and cutting edge preserved extant. Deep negative flaking on both sides of the axe close to this break suggests this may have resulted from use. Demonstrating a rectangular section and slightly expanding flat sides, the axe has been manufactured on a piece of greyish flint which has now in places patinated to an off-white mottled with blue. Considerable iron staining on both faces marks the location …
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Worlington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-DA306D
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint axe dating from the Neolithic period, an elongated oval in plan, and lozenge-shaped in profile and section. Made on a flint nodule which has been flaked on both sides to produce the shape of the axe: a series of regular, large flake scars is visible along both margins and on both faces. The resulting tool is thin at the edges, with a thick ridge along the medial line on both faces and two narrow, curved ends. All of the cortex has been removed by this process. The principal cutting end, or blade, is wider than the butt which is also thin enough to have also been used for cuttin…
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2018
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Record ID: IOW-16B75B
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Neolithic polished flint axehead (c. 4000 BC-c. 2351 BC). The butt end is missing due to an oblique break. This axehead is sub-rectangular in plan, roughly 'V'-shaped in side view and pointed oval in cross-section. Towards the truncated oblique butt end it becomes more rounded in cross-section. It has been bi-facially flaked all over and then partially ground and polished. It is possible that the cutting edge broke and was then re-worked and modified for a specific function. The surfaces, including the break at the butt, have a shiny off-white patina with reddish-brown…
Created on: Thursday 8th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-7133D3
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete polished chert Neolithic axehead, trapezoidal in plan, and lozenge-shaped in profile and section. According to Implement Petrology classifications: the face shape is virtually a symmetrical ovate (Class FS01), a medium symmetrical in profile (P02) and a pointed oval (CS13) in cross section. The blade section is symmetrical (BS10), the cutting edge curved, symmetrical (ES04), and the butt rounded in plan and pointed in profile (BU10). All surfaces have been ground and polished from a flaked roughout. At the butt end on the ventral face are two medium-sized flake scars which …
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 31st January 2018
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Record ID: BERK-DD4484
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete ground or polished stone axehead of Neolithic date, c. 4000-2500 BC made from an igneous greenstone. The axe is in very good condition and is complete apart from a post-depositional damage of a large flake removal on one face, some crushing of the cutting edge and a small chip broken from the narrow end. The axe has a smooth ground surfaces with both edges heavily ground to a rounded profile.
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th January 2019
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Record ID: SF-35394B
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete polished flint axehead dating to the Neolithic period, c. 4000-2500 BC. It survives relatively intact despite some damage to the cutting edge and extensive breakage to the butt, the latter possibly relating to hafting and subsequent use. In form, it demonstrates characteristic gently expanding sides with a broadly lenticular section, that transition into a convex cutting edge. Manufactured on a fine-grained piece of mottled light greyish flint, the surfaces of the axe are completely smooth and polished-with all removal scars and primary reduction negatives obliterated. Li…
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-00A728
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Neolithic polished axehead, dating to the period 3500 BC- 2200 BC. This appears to be the tip and most of the body, but as the cutting edge has broken off it is unclear how much of this is the original axehead. What remains is broadly oblong in shape, measuring 111.26mm in length, 52.92mm wide and 33.22mm thick, though it tapers to 7.33mm at the tip. In colour, the axehead is creamy-white, with patches of mid grey and flecks of light brown. The axehead is very smooth, heavily polished, with an abrupt break at the bottom, and small, scaled retouch or chipping on the left …
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th December 2017
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Record ID: WILT-006DFA
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Neolithic polished axehead, dating to the period 3500 BC- 2200 BC which has been reused as a core. It does not appear to be the butt nor the tip of the axehead, but an uncertain portion of the body. The axehead is broadly lozenge shaped, measuring 69.96mm in length, 56.44mm wide and 34.26mm in thickness, though this varies. In colour, the axehead is creamy-white and flecks of light brown. There is evidence that, after breaking, the axehead was reused as a core, the flaking scars being visible mostly on the sides, with the rest of the axehead being extremely smooth and po…
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th December 2017
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Record ID: WILT-0001E4
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Neolithic polished axehead, dating to the period 3500 BC- 2200 BC. The axehead has been reused as a core. It does not appear to be the butt nor the tip of the axehead, but an uncertain portion of the body. The axehead is broadly globular, measuring 71.07mm in length, 57.56mm wide and 33.07mm in thickness, though this varies. In colour, the axehead is creamy-white, with streaks of darker grey (particularly on the dorsal face) and flecks of light brown. There is evidence that, after breaking, the axehead was reused as a core with numerous flaking scars No trace of the …
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th December 2017
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Record ID: DOR-EC8B50
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A bifacially flaked flint axe fragment made on a weathered, thin and elongate tabular nodule. Both faces retain areas of worn chalky cortex, but have been modified by broad, shallow irregular flaking to form an irregular lenticular cross section. the piece represents the butt-end of the axe and tapers to a blunt point at the butt-end. One margin has a straight midline edge, the other side is more irregular; both edges have evidence of grinding and polishing, but this is limited in extent and does not extend over either face. The piece may have been broken in use, a bi-faceted cross bo…
Created on: Wednesday 29th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: NARC-7FCF52
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete polished stone Axehead of Neolithic date (3450-2350 BC). The object is sub-rectangular in plan and tapers inward toward the butt and is sub-ovate is section with slightly flattened sides. The lithic has a large negative scar on each face towards the body end. The object is the blade end of an axehead and terminates in a transverse break. The object is a Langdale polished Axehead, called such due to the source of the raw material the axehead is made of. The Langdale tuff's in the Lake District are soft, volcanic deposits and polished axe-heads from this source are foun…
Created on: Friday 24th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 29th November 2017
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Record ID: SOM-311801
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heat damaged fragment of a Neolithic polished flint axehead, probably dating to c. 4000-2400. The surviving fragment is sub-trapezoidal in plan and, although now slightly irregular, was liekly originally pointed oval in cross section. At both ends it temrinates in an irregualr break showing clear evidence of heat-fracturing. Clear striations from polishing survive on both faces of the axehead, cut by a number of small removals which appear to relate to damage rather than reuse or adaption of the tool. The flint varies in colour from translucent glassy brown to an opaque pale grey. …
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 8th November 2017
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Record ID: CAM-F6D256
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Neolithic polished flint axehead, as this implement is polished all over it is likely to be of early, or middle Neolithic date. This axehead has an pointed-oval cross-section. It weighs 219.89g, has a length of 108.1mm, and maximum width of 62.5mm and maximum thickness is 27.6mm.
Created on: Saturday 30th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: KENT-151FD1
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete polished flint polished flint axehead of Neolithic date, c.4000-2200BC. Description: The axehead survives as the butt end and begining of the middle section, likely representing a third of its total length. The butt end is rounded and has an irregular pointed oval cross-section. All sides and faces are polished smooth, though numerous flake scars are only partly polished out. These flake scars may indicate a period of re-edging or similar reworking and further polishing after its inital polishing. The break is angular and likely occured during in antiquity as it is evenl…
Created on: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
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Record ID: DEV-957804
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small Neolithic flint axehead roughout, probably dating to c. 4000-2400 BC. The axehead is crudely knapped, and shows indications of being reworked from a larger, polished axhead. The axehead is of a heavily patinated grey/white flint, containing frequent buff inclusions and with several areas of iron staining on its surface. The axehead is bifacially worked, with verry large, irregular and often hinged struck from the edges of the tool to create a broadly sub-rectangular plan, expanding from a squarred butt, 29.1mm wide, to its widest point at roughly the mid-point, 50.2mm, and fro…
Created on: Wednesday 13th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: DOR-A290BB
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One part of a possible flaked axe or pick roughout, probably broken during manufacture. Both faces show evidence for crude, sometimes deep flaking to form an assymetrical sub-lozengiform cross section. One face retains a large patch of thick, worn chalky cortex. One end tapers to an irregular point, and there is slight evidence for deliberate battering of part of one edge. The break is oblique, both longitudinally and laterally, and may be a result of end-shock during manufacture. The break has formed a platform from which two short flakes have been removed on one side of the object, …
Created on: Monday 3rd July 2017
Last updated: Friday 29th September 2017
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Record ID: WILT-A5428B
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Neolithic flint axehead dating to period c. 3500-2200 BC. The flint is covered in a white patina with its surface still showing traces of cortex in places. The flint has been bifacially worked, with flakes removed in a variety of directions and worked into a broadly sub-rectangular shape. The blade has a C-shaped plan and has a polished tip. The butt is missing due to an old break. The flint axehead measures 65.19mm in length, 35.20mm wide (blade) and 6.43 9.81mm thick (blade). It weights 56.31 g
Created on: Wednesday 21st June 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th June 2017
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Record ID: DOR-E5F0F9
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flaked axehead worked down from a larger ground and polished axe segment. The object is small with a pointed oval cross section. Areas of the original polished surface are visible across central to cutting edge areas of both faces with semi invasive, scaled, low angle flaking around margins. The flint has a smooth, thick off-white re-cortification with some coarse chalky cortex at the butt end of one face, areas of reddish brown ferrous staining are also present. Modern damage of a deep flake removal at the cutting edge reveals the original colour of the flint to be mid grey. Dat…
Created on: Monday 12th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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Record ID: DOR-853CBD
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, partially ground and polished flint axehead. Bifacially flaked all over to form a slightly assymetrical lenticular cross-section with narrow, rounded, slightly irregular margins. The object tapers from the remains of the cutting end, narrowing slightly toward the (missing) butt. Only a cursory attempt has been made to grind the main body of the axehead, with small to negligible areas of abrasion on high points and some flake scar ridges. The margins have been ground more heavily over battered edges. On one face there is some evidence that the cutting edge was ground, al…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: DOR-39992E
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The broken butt end of a ground and polished flint axe. The axe has a lenticular cross-section with slightly rounded sides and has been partially ground during manufacture leaving a number of truncated flake scars on both faces. The object tapers towards the butt end, which has been truncated by removal of two small, steep flakes struck from one face. The fragment thins very slightly toward the butt end and a small area of steeper ground bevel for the butt remains on one face. The main cross-body break is abrupt, flat and slightly oblique and could represent breakage during use or del…
Created on: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: DOR-3969CD
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete broken mid-section or butt end of a ground and polished flint axe. The axe has a sub-lenticular cross-section with faceted sides and has been extensively ground during manufacture; only one small truncated oval flake scar remains. It tapers very slightly and thins more noticeably toward the butt end. The principle break comprises of a concave flake scar with no obvious point of origin, which may represent breakage during use. The fragment tapers to the other end and has been entirely modified by removal of at least five small flakes struck from both faces. The axe has an…
Created on: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: DOR-22FEA8
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken fragment of a ground and polished axehead. All that remains is the cutting edge, obliquely flaked by a deliberate tranchet strike on one edge. The axehead has a well formed, gently curved cutting edge with faceted edges and incorporated a small area of cortex on one face. Mid to pale grey marbled flint with a thin pale grey patina and matt to semi-matt surfaces. There are several red-brown ferrous stains along the broken edges and several probable plough scrapes on the polished surfaces. The unusual removal may have been intended to create a new temporary cutting edge on the …
Created on: Monday 3rd April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: DOR-22ACEA
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The incomplete butt end of a broken, ground and polished axehead. The object is partially ground, with limited polishing and numerous truncated flake scars remaining. The cross-section is asymmetrical and lenticular with slightly faceted sides. The break is flat with a hinge fracture which has turned approximately 90 degrees to remove a small part of the axial ridge on one face. There are several minor flake removals from the butt, possibly as a result of more recent edge damage. The object has a thick white patina with low-gloss to matt surfaces and red-brown ferrous stains across bo…
Created on: Monday 3rd April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-458F01
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: West Sussex
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A fragment of a Neolithic polished axe. BC. 4000-2200. The flint is a pale grey in colour. The object comprises approximately three quarters of the cutting edge of the axe and a part of the body. The piece terminates in a jagged break. The damage has removed a longitudinal piece that runs from the blade edge up to the break. There is some minor impact damage to the cutting edge. The axehead is bi-convex in profile and oval in cross section. The damage is still very crisp with little wear suggesting that the piece has not moved a great deal since the damage was incurred. It measures…
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
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Record ID: DOR-8F9088
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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A flaked axehead. Crudely bifacially flaked sub-triangular tool made on a partially naturally thermally fractured mid-grey flint nodule or large flake. Both faces show scars from relitively flat, shallow broad flake removals in multiple directions.The putative cutting edge is formed by flaking along the axis of the tool, resulting in an irregular edge (now partially removed by later damage) The piece has a pointed oval cross section. The tapering margins and 'butt' are made by irregular steep flaking and edge-battering. The axe shows an all over thin off-white mid-gloss patina with oc…
Created on: Friday 13th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd February 2017
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Record ID: DOR-D30826
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small bifacially worked flint axehead with parallel sides and a much-damaged cutting edge. The butt is abruptly tapered to a break. The piece comprises of reworking of a broken ground and polished axe, some areas of original ground surface and edge remain visible. The flaking ranges from shallow to moderately steep. It has a pointed oval cross-section. The surface is irregularly patinated with white re-cortification on one side only possibly reflecting variations in composition of the natural flint, and has a mid-gloss patina. There are common red-brown ferrous stains mainly along f…
Created on: Wednesday 4th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd February 2017
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Record ID: DOR-D29C5B
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, broken elongate secondary flint flaked axe, possibly a rought-out for polishing which was discarded during manufacture. Pale grey flint with all over semi-gloss white patina and occasional reddish brown ferrous stains on flake scar ridges. The piece has broadly parallel sides and one surviving end which is irregularly curvilinear, and incorporates an area of hard chalky material. It is possible that the intent was to make this the cutting edge and that the axe was discarded when it proved impossible to remove the chalky inclusion.The flaking is irregular, broad and s…
Created on: Wednesday 4th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd February 2017
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