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Record ID: YORYM-BF3D64
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An almost complete very fine and well finished axe of Neolithic to early Bronze Age date. The object has an rounded oval section, which has been ground at one end to form a chamfered blade end. The blade has broken in places, as a result of shallow chips. It is important to notice the polishing striations which have been left behind on the surface of the axe. On the rounded surfaces the striations are longitudinal, where as the striations on the blade section are more irregular and curved. The blade proper has short longitudinal striations, this is where the chipping has occurred. Th…
Created on: Thursday 12th November 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Ferriby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-A7F853
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The object is a carved stone sculpture of a probable boar or pig. A close comparison has not, so far, been found, therefore the date is not certain. However, Martin Henig has commented in correspondence that he doesn’t see why it is not Roman, and mentions a boar discovered in Bath, Wiltshire (Henig, M. The Art of Roman Britain). The stone the object is carved from is an igneous rock, which has been very weathered. The object was probably carved from a weathered pebble, and not a fragment of rock taken immediately from a larger portion. The stone is a medium coarse grained …
Created on: Monday 10th October 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUSS-59F641
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric utilised beach pebble of of an igneous rock, probably basalt, with a dark grey matrix with some fine white quartz flecks and fine quartz seams. The pebble has multiple peck marks on both sides, possibly cause by use as a hammerstone. The peck marks are concentrated towards the centre of each face with few or none one the sides which may suggest it was used to hammer onto rather than with. Measures 66.4mm by 59.3mm by 27.6mm and weighs 161 grams. Large numbers of Neolithic and Bronze Age worked flints have been found in this area and this is likely to be contemporary.
Created on: Thursday 9th July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SF-D29141
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of grey lava quern stone of possible Roman or later date, possibly imported from the Rhine. Part of one edge is preserved, with a flattened grinding surface and rounded exterior edge. It measures 83.41mm in width, 54.19mm in length, 16.79mm in thickness, and weighs 110.01g. This quern is possibly of Roman date given the associated finds from the site, although a later date cannot immediately be ruled out.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kedington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-180DE7
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of an Early Neolithic greenstone adze blade, of sub-oval profile and lenticular section. The tool is polished on all surfaces, but has a number of damaged areas close to its edges, and is incomplete (the butt has broken away). Neither the blade edge nor the broken edge is still sharp. This adze fragment weighs 560g and measures 170mm in length, 101mm in width and 23.7mm in thickness. The complete tool would have been of considerable size. The stone is a blue-green colour and is likely to be a particular form of tuff known as 'greenstone', which has its source in Great Lang…
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-C1D0E2
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lithic implement: Part of a Neolithic greenstone axehead, of sub-oval profile (truncated at one end), and lenticular section. The tool is polished on all original surfaces. Neither the blade edge nor the broken edge is still sharp. The stone is a blue-green colour and may be of a particular form of tuff known as 'greenstone', which has its source in Great Langdale (Lake District), Cumbria. Greenstone was particularly well-suited for the manufacture of polished axes and adzes,as well as rougher tools, and as a result greenstone objects were traded extensively across Great Britain and…
Created on: Wednesday 20th February 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LVPL-40CFA7
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Bolton
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic polished stone axehead made from igneous rock with a mid-brown patina. In perfect condition, still retains sharp cutting edge. Examined by Dr Alan Bowden Curator of Earth Sciences at Liverpool Museum who identified it as not being of local stone, i.e., it has been imported into the region. Dr Bowden could not determine the source of the stone but suggested it could have been imported from the continent.
Created on: Wednesday 6th October 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LON-46C0E8
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a quern stone, probably a lower stone, made from lava. Lava querns were imported from Germany in the Roman and Early Medieval period. The quern is dressed on the grinding surface with concentric ridges that do not follow the circumference of the stone. The other side is not dressed but slopes down towards the outer edge.
Created on: Friday 10th November 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cannon Street area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-46EFE1
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a lava quern stone, probably a lower stone. Lava querns were imported from Germany in the Roman and early Medieval period. This fragment comes from the outer edge of the stone. One side is finely dressed with triangular sections of parallel ridges. The other side is plain but also feels worn, with areas of loss. The fragment is of almost even thickness although the lower side may be slightly concave.
Created on: Friday 10th November 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cannon Street area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-EC7533
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Worked granite rotary quern stone. Only the top half remains. The central perforation is still in good condition although does show signs of wear. The underside of this half has a chipped edge and there is a ridge to indicate the location of the quern handle.
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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