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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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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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Fig. 122.—Fireburn :\Iill, Coldstream. i another of similar character, but having the butt-end broken ofl and theedge more circular, found at Willerby Carr, in the East Riding ofYorkshire. I have a smaller specimen, 4f inches long and 2,^ inches broad, of ahard micaceous grit, found at AUerston, in the North Riding. I havealso a remarkably fine and perfect adze of porphyritic greenstone,0| inches long, 3J inches wide, and If inches thick, and ground to a 170 PERFORATED AXES. [OHAP. VIII. rounded edge at the butt, instead of being truncated like Fig. 122. Theshaft-hole, like that of all the others, tapers inwards from both faces,in this instance from If inches to | inch. This specimen was found atSouth Dalton, near Beverley, and was formerly in the possession ofMr. E. Tindall, of Bridlington. Another implement of the same class, 9 inches by 4 inches, flat onone face, and much like Fig. 122, is in the Antiquarian Museum atEdinburgh. It is of greenstone, much decomposed, and was found

 

 

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