Neolithic polished stone Axehead
Filed in: Archaeology
An almost complete Neolithic polished stone axehead (3500 BC-2100 BC).
This axehead is an elongated oval-shape in plan, pointed-oval in side view and oval in cross-section.
In plan the sides are slightly convex. They flare out and down from the butt and then taper inwards towards the evenly curved cutting edge. The surfaces are coarse and pitted but are smoother at the front and rear close to the cutting edge.
It has a mottled buff/orange/grey surface. However, where recent breaks have occurred, the inside is dark grey.
The cutting edge is sharp.
132.39 x 54.01 x 32.68mm. Weight: c. 373.0g.
The Portable Antiquities Scheme
View it in RealSize