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655


Gateshead


Birtley, perforated hammer


Birtley


NZ25NE


Tools and Equipment


Striking Equipment


Hammer


Prehistoric



Find


In 1931 "a portion of a perforated stone hammer" was found, apparently with a bronze axe (HER no. 654), in Blythe & Co.'s brickyard at Birtley. It was recovered from "a mass of clay involved in a slight landslip, in a thin patch of gravel overlying deep deposits of late glacial lake muds. The gravel is part of an old stream delta formed in the lake, a small patch of dry ground in a swamp".


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NZ2655



<< HER 655 >> A. Raistrick, 1933, Exhibits, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, 4, V (for 1931-32), p. 212 W. Bulmer, 1942, A Bronze Age Winged Axe from Birtley, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, 4, IX (for 1939-41), 97

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