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    • Created: Tuesday 9th December 2014
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    • Primary material: Stone
    • County: Wiltshire
    • Workflow: Record published
    • Object type: AXEHEAD

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Record ID: WILT-703FBC
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Neolithic polished greenstone axehead dating to the period c. 4000 - 2500 BC. The axehead is trapezoidal in shape and widens from the butt end to the blade. It tapers in thickness from the butt end to the blade. The axehead has an ovular cross-section at the butt end and a lenticular cross-section at the blade end. The butt end of the axehead was broken off in antiquity and the remaining fragment reused. The butt end appears to have been used as a hammer stone. There is evidence of pecking on this surface and it is slightly rounded. The cutting edge of the blade has been…
Created on: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 12th January 2015
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