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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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Fig. 132.—Wollatuii Park. i in Denmark and Northern Germany. They are much rarer in France,partly, no doubt, in consequence of the less abundance of suitablematerial.Asmall spccimcnof the same form,but rathermore square at the butt than HAMMER-LIKE AT ONE EXT). 183 Fig. 131, made of dark serpentine, and onh 3;! inches long, was found atTanagra, in Boeotia, and is in the collection of Dr. G. Finlay,*of Athens. Some of the forms last described, liaving square butt-ends, might,perhaps, with greater propriety have been included in the fourthclass into which I have proposed to divide these instruments, viz.,axe-hammers, with an edge at one end and more or less hammer-like at the other, and with the shaft-hole usually about the centre.


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Fig. 133.—Eucktliorpe. ^ One of the simplest, and at the same time the rarest varieties of thisclass, is presented by an implement of the form of an ordinary celt, likeFig. 69, but bored through in the same du-ection as the edge. Fig. 133represents such a specimen, in the collection of Messrs. Mortimer, ofFimber. It was found at Buckthorpe, Yorkshire, and is formed of close-grained greenstone. The butt-end is circular and flat, and the shaft-hole, which is oval, tapers considerably both ways. An axe-hammer of diorite, of nearly similar form, found at Groningeu,in the Netherlands, is in the Museum at Leyden. * Cat. of Objects foimd in Greece, fig. 3. 184 PERFORATED AXES. [CIIAP. VIII. Another simple form is that exhibited in Fig. 134, taken from a specimenin greenstone found at Aldro, near Malton, Yorkshire, and in the posses-sion of Mr. Hartley, of Malton. Its principal interest consists in itshaving been left in the nnfinishcd state previous to its perforation. We thus learn that t



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