Polished axehead

This unusually shaped axe may have been a local copy of a European jadeite axe. It was found in the ditch of a ‘causewayed enclosure’ - a site where the enclosure is made of a series of ditches with gaps, or causeways, in between. The placing of such a special axe in a ditch may have been to give the site power or to commemorate an event.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Common Name
polished axehead
Simple Name
polished axehead
Period Classification
Neolithic (4000-2200 BC)

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