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Image from page 217 of "The ancient stone implements, weapons, and ornaments, of Great Britain" (1872)

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

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other, as if it had been broken and subsequently rounded over. Another polished hammer, of grey granite,4 inches long, with curved sides, and narrowerat one end than the other, was found in acairn in Caithness,* in company with a flintknife ground at the edge, some arrow-heads,and scrapers. By permission of the Societyof Antiquaries of Scotland, it is shown inFig. 148. A somewhat similar form of ham-mer has been found in Denmark.t The hammer-head shown in Fig. 149 re-sembles the Shetland implements in character,though, besides being far less highly finished,it is shorter and broader, and shows morewear at the ends. The hole, also, is notparallel, but tapers from both faces. It isstated to have been found 12 feet deep ingravel, while sinking for foundations for theworks of the North Eastern Railway in NevilleStreet, Leeds. It is formed of greenstone, and has all the appearance of having been made out of a portion of a celt. I have a somewhat smaller hammer-head, of much the same foim.

 

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Fig. 148.—Caitlmess.

 

 

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