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Image from page 208 of "The ancient stone implements, weapons, and ornaments, of Great Britain" (1872)

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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that over which the barrow was originally raised. In another barrow, on Danby North Moors, also opened by Mr. Atkin-son, a rather larger axe-hammer, of much the same outline, lay with the hole in a vertical position, about 15 inches above a deposit of burnt bones. It is of basalt, much decayed. A longer and more slender form has also occa-sionally been found in tumuli. Sir R. Colt Hoarehas engraved a beautiful specimen from the Sel-wood Barrow,* near Stourton, which is here repro-duced as Fig. 140. It is of syenite, 5tV inches long,and lay in a cist, in company with burnt bonesand a small bronze dagger, which in the descriptionis erroneously termed a lance-head. Parallel witheach face, there appears to be a small groove workedon the side of the axe-head. In the Christy Collection is a similar but longerspecimen, 7 inches long and 2+ inches wide, formedof dark greenstone. It also has the grooves alongthe margin of the sides, and has an oval flat face about* South Wilts, Tumuli, pi. i.


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