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Record ID: DOR-DA1292
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
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An incomplete perforated pebble hammer or mace head. A small sub-rectangular shaped and polished stone tool with an approximately central straight sided circular perforation. There is some damage to one face of the implement. The stone is an igneous doloritic greenstone of medium grain (Pers comm. Roger Taylor, Geologist at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter). The nature of the perforation indicates it was drilled using a hollow drill. This is quite small for this type of tool, and its function is not certain. Date: Bronze Age (Pers. comm. Steve Minnitt, Somerset County Museum) …
Created on: Monday 26th January 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CPAT-2B31A0
Object type: AXE HAMMER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Powys
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This is a (very) small early Bronze Age/late Neolithic perforated stone axe hammer. The axe is in the form of a ‘teardrop’ with a parallel profile. The perforation is ‘egg timer’ shape, opening from a central diameter of 13.5 mm to 20.7 mm at the outer surface. The overall style is consistent with an early class 1 Axe Hammer from Roe’s ‘Typology of Stone Implements with Shafts’. However, whilst the profile fits, the size does not. This object is very small at just 7.32 cm long, the more typical axe hammer is double that and more. This particular implement may t…
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2008
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
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