Image from page 207 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
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stone, 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. There must,however, be an error in this account; and as an urn, containing burntbones, was found in the same tumulus with the Saxon or Danish interment,it seems probable that the objects belonging to difierent burials, primaryand secondary in the barrow, became mixed during the twenty-sevenyears that elapsed between their discovery and their communication tothe Archaeological Institute. Another weapon of much the same shape,but 4| inches long, and formed of dark greenstone, is in the British i
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\\ iiiteibouiii .Sttepleton. Museum. It was found in the Thames, at Loudon. The process bywhich these hollow faces appear to have been ground will be describedat page 240. Hir E. Colt Hoare has engraved two axe-hammers of this form, butslightly varying in size and details, from barrows in the Ashton Valley,]:In both cases they accompanied interments of burnt bones, in oneinstance placed beneath an inverted urn ; in the other there was no urn,but an arrow-head of bone lay with the axe. An axe, 5^^ inches long, of nearly the same form, but having a smalloval projection on each side opposite the shaft-hole, was found in the bedof the Severn, at Eibbesford, Worcestershire, and is now in the Museumof the Society of Antiquaries. It has been somewhat incorrectly figuredby Allies,§ and rather better by Wright.|| An axe-head, 5/o- inches long, of the same character as Fig. 138,but in outline more nearly resembling Fig. 137, was found at Stanwick,Yorkshire, and is now in the British Museum.! C
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