Image from page 204 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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BORING, THE LAST PROCESS. 185 Greenwell, F.S.A. It is 5f inches long, 2J inches broad, and 2g inchesthick at the cutting end. A partially finished axe-head, with one face and about two-thirds ofthe width of the sides worked into form, is engraved in the HoraeFerales. • It is not a British specimen, but its place of finding isunknown. A rather more elaborate form, having the two faces curved longitudi-nally inwards, and the edge broader than the hammer end, is shown inFig. 135. The original, which is of porphyritic greenstone, was dis-covered by the Rev. W. Greenwell, F.S.A., in a barrow at Cowlam,!near Weaverthorpe, Yorkshire. It lay in front of the face of a contractedskeleton, the edge towards the fiice, and the remains of the wooden
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Fig. 1:j5.—Cowlam. J handle still grasped by the right hand. The cutting edge is carefullyremoved, so that it was probably a battle-axe. Connected with thisgrave was that of a woman with two bronze earrings at her head. Another, of much the same form, but of coarser work, and heavier, wasfound near Pickering, and is preserved in the Museum at Scarborough. I have seen a small axe of similar type, but with the edge almostsemicircular, and the hole neaier the butt, found at Felixstow, Suffolk.It is of quartzite, 4.V inches long, 2| inches broad, and 1| inches thick.The hole, though 1^ inches in diameter at the faces, diminishes to^ inch in the centre. In this respect it resembles some of the hammer-stones shortly to be described. * n. iii. 24. t Proc. Sor. Ant., 2n(i S., vol. iv. p. 61. 186 PERFORATED AXES. [chap. VIII. Fig. 136 presents a rather more elaborate form, which is, however, partly-due to that of the flat oval quartzite pebble from which this axe-hammerwas made. The hammer e
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