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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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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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Fig. 137.—Kiiklington. implement found at Kirklington, Yorkshire, and in the collection of theRev. W. Greenwell, F.S.A. It is of basalt, worked to a flat oval at thehammer end, and to a curved cutting edge at the other. The two facesare ground concave, and the shaft-hole is nearly parallel. This axe- 188 PERFORATED AXES. [chap. VIII. hammer is of larger size than usual when of this form, being 8 inches inlength. Nearly similar weapons have been frequently found in barrows. Onesuch, of greenstone, about 4 inches long, was found by Mr. CharlesWarne, F.S.A., in a barrow at Winterbourn Steepleton, near Dorchester,associated with burnt bones. He has given a figure* of it, which,by his kindness, I here reproduce as Fig. 138. An extremely similar specimen, found near Claughton Hall, Garstang,Lancashire, is engraved in the Arelu/olui/ical Juiirnal.i It is said tohave been found in a wooden case, together with an iron axe, spear-head,sword, and hammer, in cutting through a tumulus in 1822. T



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