Image from page 193 of "The ancient stone implements, weapons, and ornaments, of Great Britain" (1872)
Authors: Evans, John, Sir, 1823-1908
Publisher: London : Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer
Contributing Library: Getty Research Institute
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t this process has been carried to a greaterextent on one than the other; possibly this was the outer face. A somewhat similar, but rather broader, axe-head of basalt, 5:^ incheslong, was found by the late Mr. T. Bateman in a barrow called CarderLow,* near Hartington, in company with a small bronze dagger, andnear the elbow of a contracted skeleton. Another, expanding rather more at the edge, was found in a barrowin Devonshire,! and is in the Meyrick Collection. A somewhat similar axe-head, more rounded at the butt and rathermore expanded at the cutting edge, was found in Annandale in 1870,and was communicated to me by Mr. Joseph Clarke, F.S.A. In the same barrow at Rudstone, near Bridlington, as that in whichthe block of pyrites and flint scraper subsequently to be described,Fig. 223, were found, but with a diflerent interment, the Rev. W. Green-well, F.S.A., discovered the beautifully formed axe-hammer shown inFig. 127. It is 5;^ inches long, 2^ inches broad, and 1| inches thick, of
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Fig. lL7.—lUulsluiie. I very close-grained, slightly micaceous grit, and presents the peculiarityof having the rounded sides slightly chamfered all round the flat faces.The shaft-hole is Ig inches in diameter at each face, and slightly smallerin the middle. The edge is carefully rounded, and the broad end some-what flattened. It lay behind the shoulders of the skeleton of an old manlying on his left side, with his right hand on his head, and his left to hisface. Before the face was a bronze knife 4 inches long, with a singlerivet to fasten it to its handle, and close to the axe-hammer lay a pointedflint flake re-chipped on both faces. An axe-head, 6^ inches long, with convex sides, rounded at the butt,and with an oval shaft-hole, was found in the Thames at London,! andis now in the British Museum. * Vest. Ant. Derb., p. G3. Cat., p. 6, No. 49.t Skelteiis Meyricka Armour, pi. xlvi. 3. Iloraj Fcrales, pi. iii. 4. USED AS BATTLE-AXES. 175 The careful manner in which the edges of these
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