Image from page 190 of "The ancient stone implements, weapons, and ornaments, of Great Britain" (1872)
Authors: Evans, John, Sir, 1823-1908
Publisher: London : Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer
Contributing Library: Getty Research Institute
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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middle appears to be only about h inch in diameter, but bell-mouthedat each face. It is now in the Museum of the Eoyal Institution of Cornwall. The implement shown in Fig. 124 seems to be an unfinished
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Fig. 124.—Stourton. specimen belonging to this class. It is formed of greenstone, portionsof the natural joints of which are still visible on its surface. It seems 172 PERFORATED AXES. [chap. VIII. to have been worked into shape by picking rather than by grinding ;but the hole appears, from the character of the surface, to have beenground. Had it been continued through the stone, it wouhl probablyhave been considerably enlarged in diameter, and if so, the implementwould have been much weakened around the hole. It seems possiblethat it was on this account that it was left unfinished. It was foundnear Stourton, on the borders of Somerset and Wilts. The tliird of the classes into whicli, for the sake of convenience,
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