Axehead

Ground and polished axeheads were produced in vast numbers during the Neolithic period. This is probably due to the need for forest clearance caused by the introduction of farming. To produce a finished axe would have taken hours of hard work. This fragment was found at the site of Hembury.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
129/1933/1139
Category
Antiquities
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Liddell, Dorothy M
Material
flint
Common Name
axehead
Simple Name
axehead
Period Classification
Neolithic (4000-2200 BC)

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