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Image from page 216 of "The ancient stone implements, weapons, and ornaments, of Great Britain" (1872)

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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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Vol. vii. p. 385. t Indian Tribes, vol. iv. p. 168. SOME OF THEM WEAPONS, NOT TOOLS. 197 The instrument shown in Fig. 146 is, perhaps, more like a blunted axe-hammer than a simple hammer. It has at one end a much-roundedpoint, and at the other is nearly straight across, though rounded in theother direction. It would appear to be a weapon rather than a tool. Itis formed of greenstone, and was found near Scarborough, and is now inthe Museum at the Leeds Philosophical Hall. A beautifully finished hammer-head, cross-paned at both ends, andwith a parallel poHshed shaft-hole, is shown in Fig. 147. It is of palemottled-green gneissose rock, Avith veins of transparent pale green, likejade, and was found in a barrow in Shetland. It is preserved in theAntiquarian Museum at Edinburgh, where is also another of the sameform, but broader and much more weathered, which was found atScarpiegarth,* also in Shetland. A remarkably elegant instrument of


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