Tyne and Wear HER(490): Jarrow Slake, flint axes - Details
Jarrow Slake, flint axes
Tools and Equipment
Two flint axes, one 7.25 in x 3.5 in at the broadest part and of a deep red-brown colour, the other 5.25 in x 2.25 in and white, were found in 1860 in alluvial soil at the estuary of the Don near Jarrow during the construction of Tyne Dock. It was suggested that they had come in ballast. Both are now lost.
<< HER 490 >> Archaeologia Aeliana, 1861, Flint Implements, 2, V, p. 102 J. Evans, 1897, The Ancient Stone Implements...of Great Britain, 2nd edition, p. 101 G.B. Hodgson, 1903, The Borough of South Shields, p. 9 W. Page, ed. 1905, Early Man, Victoria County History, Durham, I, p. 199n R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, p. 78, no. 3