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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

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aracter areoccasionally found in Ireland, § but the faces areusually flat. The exact form is rare in Denmark and NorthGermany. Lindenschmit || engraves a thin speci-men from Liineburg. It occurs also in St5aia.A specimen from Lithuania, more square at the butt,is engraved by Mortillet.lf I do not remember tohave met with it in France. In one of the barrows on Potter Brompton Wold,Yorkshire, explored by the Rev. W. Greenwell,F.S.A., accompanying an interment by cremation,he found a beautifully formed axe-head of serpen-tine (?), the surface of which was in places scalingofl from decomposition, arising from its having beenpartly calcined. A single view is given of it in Fig.126. It is 5 inches long, and 2f inches broad ;the edge is 2 inches wide, as is also the butt; at theperforation the thickness is only 1^ inches, bothfaces being hollowed longitudinally. The hole isabout 1| inches in diameter on each face, but rathersmaller in the middle. The cutting edge has been rounded as well as


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Fig. 126.—Potter BiomptonWold, i * Froc. Soc. Ant., 2nd S. vol. iv. p. 339.Arch. Journ., vol. xxiv. p. 29. t Arch. Assoc. Journ., vol. xxv. p. 272.§ Wilde, Cat. Mus. K. I. A., p. 79.if Materiaux, vol. i. p. 462. Salisbi(ri/ vol. Arch. Inst., 18-19, p. 110 ; X Essai sur les Dolmens, pi. iv. 1. Alt. u. h. v., vol. i. Heft i. Taf. i. 18. 174 PERFOIIATEU AXES. [chap. VIII. the angles round the foces, but this process has been carried to a greaterextent on one than the other; possibly this was the outer face. A somewhat similar, but rather broader, axe-head of basalt, 5:^ incheslong, was found by the late Mr. T. Bateman in a barrow called CarderLow,* near Hartington, in company with a small bronze dagger, andnear the elbow of a contracted skeleton. Another, expanding rather more at the edge, was found in a barrowin Devonshire,! and is in the Meyrick Collection. A somewhat similar axe-head, more rounded at the butt and rathermore expanded at the cutting edge, was found in Annandale in 18



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