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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

Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation



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oarser 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 end seems to preserve the original form of thepebble almost intact; it is, however, slightly flattened at the extremity.The original is in the collection of the Rev. W. Greenwell, F.S.A., andwas found in a cist at Seghill, near Newcastle, in 18G6. The bones, by I


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I 4 ii^. l^tj.—.Scgiilli. § which it was no doubt originally accompanied, had entirely gone todecay. It was an axe-head somewhat of this character, but sharper at thehammer end, that was found in an urn, near Broughton in Craven, in1675, and with it a small bronze dagger (with a tang and single rivethole) and a hone. It is described and figured by Thoresby.f Hearne | * 2^roc. Soc. Ant., 2nd 8., vol. iv. p. 60. t Thoresbys Cat. in Whitakers ed. of Ducatus Leod., p. 114. X Lelands Coll., vol. iv. vi. AXE-HAMMERS HOLLO\^ED ON THE FACES. 187 regarded it as Danish. It is described as of sjieckled marble polished,6 inches long and 3^ inches broad, with the edge at one end bluntedby use. A still greater elaboration of form is exhibited in Fig. 137, from an



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