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Post by the barnacle on Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:23 pm

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a member on another forum found this axe, the last 2 inches has also been polished, what date would you put on this item? - it is a uk find.
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Post by grendel on Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:38 am

The polishing of stone first began in Britian in Neolithic times and went on right through the Bronze Age, though they became increasingly less frenquent in the Bronze age. From waht I have see the style could be anytime in these ages, but the majority of similarly shaped axes appear between 4000 bce and 3,000 bce. Of course I'm no expert and a visit to the local museum may yield a very different result.

This is a partially polished late Bronze Age one 2,700 bce - 700 bce
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and these are partially polished Neolithic 4,400 bce - 2,500 bce
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Post by the barnacle on Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:20 am

wow - thankyou for the information:) would of loved to find it myself - he has passed it onto the flo, also pas will record it.
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