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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: NARC-C1D0E2
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
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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: HAMP-4A2BB7
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hampshire
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Neolithc ground stone axe of heavily weathered igneous rock. The rock is a light green-grey colour, with one surface darker than the other. The axe is sub-rectangular in plan with a squared off butt-end expanding out towards the rounded blade end. In profile the axe is lenticular; It has been ground to increase the curve towards the pointed blade end, and the butt-end is flat. There is a circular indentation on both edges approximately half way along the length of the axe. The axe is widest after these indentations on the blade side. It has an oval/round cross section at the butt-end, …
Created on: Saturday 3rd February 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Headbourne Worthy CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-09C3E2
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
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Neolithic polished stone axe. Convex faces with rounded sides, wide blade end tapering considerably towards the butt end. One modern chip on one corner of the blade, and a few older chips including one towards the centre of the blade, and damage to the butt end. Fine grained igneous rock such as basalt, weathered. Length c.178mm, width of blade end 104mm, width of butt end c.20mm, thickness 42mm, weight c.890g. Evans 1872 ('The Ancient Stone Implements, Weapons & Ornaments of Great Britain', London) publishes some polished axes of siilar form with narrow butt and wide blade, pp104-5…
Created on: Monday 13th February 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CORN-0929B5
Object type: AXE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Incomplete stone axe head, trapezoidal in plan, lozenge-shaped in profile, and sub-circular in section. The axe is made of a meta-igneous, siliceous or silica-rich rock. The axe has been broken at its butt end and there is some damage in the form of several nicks in the bevelled edge of the blade, at the opposite end. Similar examples can be found in the Royal Institution of Cornwall's collection from Accra, Ghana, West Africa which were brought back by collectors to Cornwall in the 19th century. The axe would have most likely been brought over after 1850, and before 1950, as it…
Created on: Sunday 18th May 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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