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503


Newcastle


Throckley Fell, polished axe


Throckley


NZ16NE NZ16NW


Tools and Equipment


Cuttng Equipment


Axe


Prehistoric


Neolithic


Find


A polished stone axe was found on Throckley Fell, and donated to the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle in 1814. There is no recorded findspot, however, and it could have been found in Northumberland. The axe has been described as 8.5 in (21.4 cm) long, 3 1/8 in (8 cm) broad at the cutting edge, 1.25 in wide at the butt, 1 3/8 in (36 mm) thick, and 1 lb 14 oz in weight.






<< HER 503 >> Archaeologia Aeliana, 1822, Donations, 1, I, p. 4 J. Evans, 1897, Stone Implements, 2nd ed., p. 128 M.H. Dodds, ed. 1930, Northumberland County History, XIII, p. 14 R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, pp. 13, 14, no. 1

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