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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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men. The battle-axe from the barrow * Vestiges of Ants, of Derbyshire, p. 7; Oat., No. 36; Briggs History ofMelbourne, p. 16; Wrights Celt, Koman, and Saxon, p. 09. t Ten Years Diggings, p. 227. Cat., p. 25, No. 2o6. X Worsaae, J\^ord. Olds., No. 109; Lindenschmit, Alt. u. h. V., vol. i. Heft iv.Taf. i. 0, 6. ^^ Lindenschmit, o/>. cif., vol. i. Heft i. Taf. i. 8, 9, and 10. II Jroc. Sor. Ant. iSrot., vol. ii. p. 306; Cat. Arch. Inst. Mus. Ed., p. 19; Hora; Ferales, pi. iii. 20; Sculpt. Stones of Scot., vol. i. p. xx.; Wilson,Preh. Ann. of Scot., vol. i. pi. iii. LARGE A>-D HEA\T. 177 at Selwood, Fig. 140, is also slightly ornamented by lines on tlio sides,and that from Skelton Moors, Fig. 139, is fluted. An axe-head of porphyritic greenstone, 7J inches long, one endobtusely pointed, and the other shaped to a sharp edge, round, and5 inches in breadth, was found at Stainton Dale, near Scarborough,*and is said to resemble in form an Irish axe-head engraved in the Vlster ■Ml % h^.


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Journal of Archaolom/A If so, the faces through which the hole is boredwere hollow, as in Fig. 129, and there was also a moulding round them.Axe-heads of a much more clumsy character than any of those lastdescribed are of more frequent occurrence in this country. The oneI have selected for illustration as Fig. 130 is rather small of its kind.* Aic/i. Jouni., vol. xii. p. 277. •*• Vol. iii. p. 234. 178 PERFORATED AXES. [cHAP. VIIT. It is made of greenstone, the surface of which has considerably sufferedfrom weathering, and was found in draining at Walsgrave-upon-Sowe,near Coventry. It was presented to my collection by Mr. J. S. Whittem,F.G.S. The shaft-hole, as usual, tapers inwards from both faces; itssurface is more polished than that of the exterior of the implement.A small portion of the end of the butt is flat, but this appears due toaccident rather than design. I have a rather longer axe-head, of porphyritic greenstone, which waswashed out of the ground by a brook at Ayside,



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