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Record ID: CPAT-2B31A0
Object type: AXE HAMMER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
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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Record ID: DENO-09C3E2
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: BH-65EDB1
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Four fragments of quernstone made from a light pinkish rough-grained stone - possibly millstone grit. It is uncertain whether or not the four pieces were all originally part of the same stone, but the thickness of the three intact, larger fragments is similar enough to suggest that they may have been. The largest piece measures 113.1mm long by 106.4mm wide and 52.1mm thick; its underside retains traces of what appears to be rows of carved circular depressions, which may have increased the effectiveness of the tool; the inner edge is slightly concave and appears to represent part o…
Created on: Friday 6th October 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sharnbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-B64A85
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of greenstone quern, perhaps dolerite or epidiorite, triangular in plan and semi-circular in profile and in section. Probably a fragment of the lower stone of a rotary quern which acted as a base below the upper stone of similar circumference, linked by a central hole. The two stones were held together by a wooden spindle through the two holes. The upper stone was rotated over the base and grain placed between the stones so that it was ground. The greenstone is typical of that found in the west of Cornwall from known outcrops and contains pale felspars and dark pyroxene in…
Created on: Thursday 14th May 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CORN-0929B5
Object type: AXE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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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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: NCL-9D5CA1
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Sunderland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Created on: Thursday 18th September 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-6C6B46
Object type: SMOOTHING EQUIPMENT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An oblong stone smoother that could date from the Prehistoric to early Modern periods. The stone is subrectangular in plan and sub-drop-shaped in section. The entire surface is smooth, as if river-worn, but the object was found on agricultural land. The stone is igneous, and probably a basalt.
Created on: Friday 24th November 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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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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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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