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Identifier: stoneimplementsw00evaniala

Title: The ancient stone implements, weapons, and ornaments, of Great Britain

Year: 1872 (1870s)

Authors: Evans, John, Sir, 1823-1908

Subjects: Stone age -- Great Britain Great Britain -- Antiquities

Publisher: London : Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer

Contributing Library: Getty Research Institute

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some-times the case with holes bored with a thin drill. Its authenticity wasstrongly vouched for by the late Mr. Denny, but I fear it is a modernfabrication. An implement of the same form, from Geixlauen, East Prussia, is pre-served in the Berlin Museum; and another of greenstone was foundat Hallstatt. A singular variety from the same spot has the edge atone end at right angles to that at the other. A small sketch of a very remarkable curved blade, pointed at one end * Simony, Alt. von Hallstatt, p. 9, Taf. vi. 3. 168 PERFORATED AXES. [chap. VIII. and with an axe-like edge at the other, is given in the Journal of ihfArchieolof/ical Assoriaiion* from a specimen in the collection of Mr.F. C. Lukis. It is of greenstone, 11 inches long and 2| inches across,and was found in Guernsey. By the kindness of the Rev. W. C. Lukis,F.S.A., of Wath, I am enabled to give an engraving of the type inFig. 121. A number of specimens have been found in the ChannelIslands, to which the form seems peculiar.


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Fig. lai.—Uuen The second class into wlilch I proposed to divide these imple-ments consists of adzes, or blades having the edge at right anglesto the shaft-hole. With the exception of a short notice by Mr. * Vol. iii. p. 128. ADZE-LIKE IN CHARACTER. 1G9 Monkmaii, I believe tliat attention is now for the first time calledto this form as occurring in Britain. The specimen I have selected for engraving, as Fig. 122, gives a goodidea of the typical character. It is of greenstone, with the shaft-hole taper-ing inwards from both faces, one of which is less convex than the other.It was found at Fireburn Mill, near Coldstream, Berwickshire, and is inthe collection of the Rev. W. Greenwell, F.S.A. In the same collection is



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