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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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flat in one direction, forms a semicircular sweep, answering in form tothe cutting edge at the other end. The two sides are ornamented with aslight groove, extending across them parallel to the centre of the shaft-hole. The material of which this axe-hammer is made appears to beserpentine. It was found in the Thames at London, and is in the BritishMuseum. The very neatly formed instrument represented in Fig. 143 seems to * ArehcEol. Journ., vol. xviii. p. 168. Arch. Assoc. Journ., vol. xvi. p. 295,pi. XXV. 8; Trans. Hist. Soc. Lane, and Chesh., vol. xii. p. 189.t Guide des Touristes, &c., dans le Mortihan, 1854, p. 43.X South Wilts, Tumuli, pi. v. ; Arch., vol. xv. pi. v. 1. § Supra, p. 75. CONSTANTLY FOUND IN BARROWS. 191 occupy an intermediate place between a battle-axo and a mace or fightinghammer. It is rounded in both directions at the butt-end, but, insteadof having a sharp edge at the other end, it is biought to a somewhatrounded point. The inner face is concave, though ha



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