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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

Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation



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meter in the centre to If incheson each face. An engraving of itis given in the Proceedinr/s of theSociety of Antiquaries of Scotland,*which I have here reproduced on alarger scale, so as to correspond in itsproportions with the otherwoodcuts.A curious hammer,of brown haematite, notquite so equilateral asthe Scotch specimen,and much thicker inproportion, found inAlabama, has been en-graved by Schoolcraft, fThe holes, from eachface, do not meet inthe middle. The specimen shownin Fig. 145 was foundin the Thames, at Lon-don, and is now in ther>ritish Museum. Inform it is curiously likea metallic hammer,swelling out around theshaft-hole, and taperingdown to a round flatface at each extremity.So far as I know, it isunique of its kind in thiscountry. It is moreprobably the head of awar mace than thatof an ordinary hammer.A somewhat similarhammer, of porphyry, Fig. 145.-Tliames, London. i is in the Museum of the Deutsche Gesellschaft at Leipzig. It is, however, shorter in its proportions.


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Vol. vii. p. 385. t Indian Tribes, vol. iv. p. 168. SOME OF THEM WEAPONS, NOT TOOLS. 197 The instrument shown in Fig. 146 is, perhaps, more like a blunted axe-hammer than a simple hammer. It has at one end a much-roundedpoint, and at the other is nearly straight across, though rounded in theother direction. It would appear to be a weapon rather than a tool. Itis formed of greenstone, and was found near Scarborough, and is now inthe Museum at the Leeds Philosophical Hall. A beautifully finished hammer-head, cross-paned at both ends, andwith a parallel poHshed shaft-hole, is shown in Fig. 147. It is of palemottled-green gneissose rock, Avith veins of transparent pale green, likejade, and was found in a barrow in Shetland. It is preserved in theAntiquarian Museum at Edinburgh, where is also another of the sameform, but broader and much more weathered, which was found atScarpiegarth,* also in Shetland. A remarkably elegant instrument of



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