Polished axehead

Description
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.
Accession Loan No.
103/1994/sf1
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
polished axehead
Simple Name
polished axehead
Dimensions
whole length 116 mm; whole W 77 mm; whole TH 26 mm
Period Classification
Neolithic (4000-2200 BC)
Family Group

Material
stone; greenstone
Collection Site Name
Raddon Hill
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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