Image from page 191 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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Fig. 124.—Stourton. specimen belonging to this class. It is formed of greenstone, portionsof the natural joints of which are still visible on its surface. It seems 172 PERFORATED AXES. [chap. VIII. to have been worked into shape by picking rather than by grinding ;but the hole appears, from the character of the surface, to have beenground. Had it been continued through the stone, it wouhl probablyhave been considerably enlarged in diameter, and if so, the implementwould have been much weakened around the hole. It seems possiblethat it was on this account that it was left unfinished. It was foundnear Stourton, on the borders of Somerset and Wilts. The tliird of the classes into whicli, for the sake of convenience,
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Fig. ll..5.—B:ird\vell. l I have divided these instruments, consists of axe-heads with acutting edge at one end only, the shaft-hole being near the otherend, which is rounded. Fig. 125 represents an elegant specimen of this class, found at Bard-well, in Hutfolk, and formerly in the collection of Mr. Joseph Warren, ofIxworth, but now in my own. The material appears to be felstone.The edge is slightly rounded, the shaft-hole carefully finished, and thetwo faces ground hollow, probably in the manner suggested at p. 240. CUTTING AT ONE END ONLY. 173 In the Museum at Newcastle is preserved a very similar specimen ofmottled green stone, beautifully finished ; the faces are, however, flatand not hollowed. It is 6^ inches long, 1§ inches wide, and If inchesthick; the sides are rounded, and the hole, which is about | inch indiameter, tapers slightly from each face. It was found in the riverWear at Sunderland. Another of the same character, formed from abeautifully veined stone, was found wi
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