Tranchet adze

Description
This tranchet adze is over 6,000 years ago, and was found in Stockland, Devon. It is likely it was put into a wooden handle and used in woodworking and carpentry tasks. The tool gets its name from the special sharpening flake removal that gives the adze its clean cutting edge.
Accession Loan No.
141/1986/135
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
tranchet adze
Simple Name
tranchet axehead
Full Name
axehead
Dimensions
length 130 mm; W 75 mm; H 35 mm
Period Classification
Mesolithic (10000-4000 BC)
Family Group

Material
flint
Collector / Excavator
Nan Pearce
Collection Site Name
Stockland
Collection Town
Stockland
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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