Palstave

Description
The technology of this shape of axe developed from that of earlier Bronze Age flat axes. The addition of flanges made the blade stronger and helped attach it securely to the handle.
Accession Loan No.
1113/1912
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
palstave
Simple Name
axehead
Full Name
palstave
Dimensions
whole length 140 mm; whole W 55 mm; whole depth 30 mm
Period Classification
Bronze Age (2600-700 BC)
Family Group

Material
copper alloy
Collection Site Name
Binworthy
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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