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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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Selwood BaiTow.J 1 inch by 190 PERFORATED AXES. [chap. VIII. I inch at the hammer end. The hole, which is 1^ inches full in diameterat one side, contracts rather suddenly to 1 inch at the other. Thisweapon was formerly in the Leverian Museum, and is said to have beenfound in a barrow near Stonehenge, which, from its similarity to SirR. C. Hoares specimen, there seems no reason to doubt. An axe-hammer of claystone porphyry, 4f incheslong, about 1:^ inches across its cutting edge, with ashaft-hole ^ inch in diameter, and in form the sameas those last described—except that there appearsto be moie of a shoulder at the hammer end—wasfound in a barrow at Winwick,* near AVarrington,Lancashire. It was broken clean across the hole,and had been buried in an urn with burnt bones, andwith them was also a bronze dagger with a tang,and one rivet-hole to secure it in the handle. An axe-hammer of much the same proportions,but more square at the hammer end, was found in adolmen near Carnac,! in Br



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