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    • Created: Tuesday 9th December 2014
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    • County: Wiltshire
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Record ID: WILT-6FD4E9
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete stone macehead of Mesolithic to early Bronze Age date (c. 8500 - 1601BC). The macehead is made from a smooth waterworn quartzite pebble. The macehead is semi-circular in shape. Approximately 50% remains. There is a break across the centre of the peforation. The hourglass profile of the perforation indicates that it was worked from both sides. There is some evidence of pecking on the rounded edge of the macehead, indicating that it may have been used as a pebble hammer. The quartzite is orange-brown in colour with red-brown inclusion, indicating a high iron content. Th…
Created on: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 12th January 2015
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