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Record ID: LANCUM-0775C1
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lancashire
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Slightly damaged polished stone axehead of Neolithic date (c. 4000 - 2350 AD). The axehead is formed from grey stone, possibly Langdale tuff. The surface of the object has been weathered and is rough and pitted, to a greater degree on one side than the other. The more weathered side is also darker in colour. There is some brown surface accretion on both sides. The object is broadly rectangular in shape with a lentoid section. It widens slightly at one end and narrows into an unsymmetrically curved cutting edge. The other (butt) end is badly chipped and damaged. The object is 153.5mm in…
Created on: Tuesday 31st July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 1st August 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-6EFC44
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a Neolithic slate axe, 66mm long, 54mm wide, 16mm thick and weighs 71.98g. The axe is sub rectangular in form and cross section. It has a very fragmented, damaged surface and was possibly broken during manufacure? It has a rounded, polished blade which is mostly intact, but all other surfaces are damaged. The object is a pale green/blue colour which may suggest Charnwood slate.
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-5E7D81
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Pale grey stone polished axe fragment. A trapezoid flake which has spalled from the side or cutting edge of a polished stone axe head. The smooth finish and homogenous fabric might point to this being from a Group 6 axe made of tufa from Langdale, Cumbria. Suggested date: Early to Mid Neolithic, 4000-2700 BC. Length: 38.1mm, Width: 26.5mm, Thickness: 3.6mm, Weight: 5.37gms
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnetby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-74889D
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey-green stone possible muller. A rounded possibly water-rolled pebble with a dull and speckled surface appearance, possibly with worn and in one case slightly concave faces, well-adapted to hold in the hand. This object was recovered as distinctively different from the local stones, and as such is probably a manuport [i.e. brought to the site by human agency]. Such stones might be retrieved as glacial erratics, and lent themselves to uses as rubbers, grinders and burnishers. They are noted particularly from contexts between the Iron Age and the Early Medieval period, though as a fie…
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-399D25
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete perforated quartzite pebble hammer/'mace head' of Mesolithic to Neolithic date c. 9000-2355 BC. The surviving pebble is roughly a third of the original object creating a stunted C shape, the object being D-shaped in cross-section. The central perforation is convex, so when complete, this would have been an hour-glass shape. One of the breaks is smooth the other is irregular and rough to touch. The patina of the pebble is brown on the sides, grey on the curved outer surface and a lighter grey on the breaks. The quartz grains are particularly easy to observe in the latter s…
Created on: Wednesday 27th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St. Mary Bourne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-BC4380
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Approx. half of a sub-square sectioned whetstone, of smooth, worn fine-grained schist, thin sedimentary banding is just visable on two opposing sides. The end changes section to almost triangular, with deeply incised "V" at a slight angle on one face. The very end has fine, parrallel scratches from use. C. 800 to 1100 AD.
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: CORN-23155B
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete micaceous pink slate spindle whorl, circular in plan and sub-rectangular in profile, with parallel faces. ranging in colour from grey, black and pinkish. The whorl has been perforated through the centre and the hole is circular in plan and cylindrical in profile, 9.1 mm in diameter and 6.8 mm deep, and very close to the centre so that the whorl would be balanced while used in the spinning process. The hole is slightly flanged as it opens out at the surface of each face and was probably drilled with a bow drill with a flint or metal tip. There appear to be circular recesses i…
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-AC03FA
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A incomplete probable Beehive quern of Roman date (AD 43-200). The object is the upper half of a beehive quern. The stone is dome-shaped, with a fluted upper surface with a central circular perforating, to facilitate the attachment of this portion to the lower half of the quern. A section of the lower edge of the object is missing and there is no clear indication of the side perforation. This aspect my have been lost or obscured by the break. There are portions missing to the upper edge and the lower is heavily abraded. Unmalted grain would have been poured into the vertical perforati…
Created on: Tuesday 15th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 16th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-41BB73
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete ground or polished stone axehead of late Neolithic date, c. 3500 - 2300 BC. The axehead is sub-ovate in plan, narrower at the butt end with a fairly steep curve to the cutting edge. It has a pointed oval section. The butt end is damaged and worn. The axehead is 114.7mm long, 54.9 - 21.1mm wide, 30.5mm thick and weighs 267g.
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5BAC8D
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Polished stone Axehead of Neolithic date (3,350-2,100 BC). The lithic is a polished ingnious rock and is sub-triangular in in plan. The lithic is bi-convex in plan with a minor amount of bevelling to the left and right hand edges. The blade end is missing due to an abraded transverse break, possibly caused post-depositionally. The stone is dark grey in colour with a coarse grain. Length: 73.54mm, Width: 59.00mm, Thickness: 18.07mm, Weight: 85.8g.
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: CORN-1728DA
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Schist spindle whorl, circular in plan and biconical in profile with a central perforation that is 9 mm in diameter and 9 mm deep and slightly waisted in profile. The centre of the whorl is 9 mm in thickness and it tapers to a narrow edge which is on average about 4 mm thick. The schist is grey in colour with small specks of reflective mica and darker platy elongated minerals which could be hornblende or graphite as these are typical inclusions. The edges of the whorl have broken away through wear or damage, as the schist fractures along its planar layers. The surface is pitted and cra…
Created on: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-19779A
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fine grained compacted pale sandstone whetstone fragment. The remaining fragment is sub-rectangular and rounded on the unbroken face. There are four smooth surfaces worn on the unbroken face, and the object appears to have been used to sharpen small implements, such as knives. The object fits comfortably into the palm of the hand for the purpose of sharpening implements. The use of probable local stone for sharpening stones is characteristic of the period between the later Iron Age and the middle Saxon period. Other finds from the site would probably make a Roman or later date most l…
Created on: Thursday 8th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th March 2018
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Record ID: IOW-16B75B
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Neolithic polished flint axehead (c. 4000 BC-c. 2351 BC). The butt end is missing due to an oblique break. This axehead is sub-rectangular in plan, roughly 'V'-shaped in side view and pointed oval in cross-section. Towards the truncated oblique butt end it becomes more rounded in cross-section. It has been bi-facially flaked all over and then partially ground and polished. It is possible that the cutting edge broke and was then re-worked and modified for a specific function. The surfaces, including the break at the butt, have a shiny off-white patina with reddish-brown…
Created on: Thursday 8th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-FF0F8C
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Neolithic stone polished axehead. The axehead is made from brown coloured stone. There is a small segment chipped off at the end of the butt and the opposite end, where it would have been hafted, is very rough. The stone is noticabely darker one one side of the haft section than the other. The axe is oval in cross-section and the cutting edge is worn but still has a small point.
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th March 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-E7D43A
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment from a polished stone axehead of Neolithic date (c. 4000 - 2350 BC), made from stone from Langdale, Cumbria. The fragment is light green in colour, with a smooth polished surface. The fragment seems to be from the butt end of the axehead; a small section of tapered edge from the butt end is evident, as well as one side edge. Much of the original face survives on one side but is largely missing on the other. Overall, the axehead appears to have been pointed oval in section. The fragment is 38.47mm in length, 47.89mm in width and 17.93mm in thickness. It weighs 36.59g. Langdale…
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-E78C4D
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment probably from the butt end of a polished stone axehead of Neolithic date (c. 4000 - 2350 BC). The fragment is tapered at the edge but widens rapidly. It has a pointed oval section. A portion has broken off to the side of one of the faces. The original surface of the object is smooth, while the surface of the breaks is rough. The butt edge is slightly chipped. The fragment is 50.97mm in length, 30.72mm in width and 34.48mm in thickness. It weighs 38.96g.
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-E755D0
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment probably from the blade end of a polished stone axehead of Neolithic date (c. 4000 - 2350 BC). The fragment appears to be the corner of the blade end of the axehead, with a diagonal break at the top of the fragment. A section of the tapered curved cutting edge is evident and a side edge, which is set at an angle suggestive that the object flared towards the blade edge. Enough can be made out to infer that the overall section of the object would have been oval. The stone is rough with quartz inclusions. The fragment is 52.61mm in length, 25.86mm in width and 24.49mm in thicknes…
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
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Record ID: NLM-D6615D
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Stone possible whetstone. A small dense compact dark grey pebble of triangular section with rounded ends and sharply defined arises between its flat faces, probably initially formed by wind erosion in a dusty or icy environment. One side, however, is lightly hollowed, probably by wear arising from use as a sharpening stone, and handling may have contributed to the smooth finish of other surfaces. The use of improvised whetstones, often recovered from Glacial Drift, was characteristic of a long period from Prehistory, through the Roman period, and up to the Viking Age introduction of s…
Created on: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-450DED
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Grey-green stone polished axehead fragment. A thin sliver chipped - probably by plough-strike - from a polished stone axe, probably of Langdale Group 6. A small patch of the polished surface remains on one side along with more extensive fracture surfaces; it has a curved edge, though whether this points to an origin from close to the cutting edge remains uncertain. Suggested date: Neolithic, 4000-2350 BC. Length: 35.6mm, Width: 27.6mm, Thickness: 4.9mm, Weight: 6.29gms.
Created on: Wednesday 14th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-D9EA6B
Object type: POLISHED AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Neolithic (4000 - 2100 BC) polished flint axehead wih damage to the butt end and missing the cutting edge, probably from around half the original length of the axehead. The axehead is pointed-oval in cross-section and has been bifacially worked with polishing apparent on both faces and sides. Flakes appears to have been removed both on top of and beneath the polishing. Iron staining is apparent on the edges of flake removals. The sides of the axehead are faceted and flat, surviving to a height of c.5-6mm. The flint is opaque and light grey/ cream in colour. The axehead is…
Created on: Friday 9th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th April 2018
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