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Find Spot record MDR3212 - Axe-hammer, Green Farm, Hognaston

Type and Period (1)

  • (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

An axe-hammer was found in 1953 at SK 24075084 by Mr Bown of Green Farm, Hognaston, who still retains it in his possession. It was discovered during field drain digging at a site soon to be covered by the dam wall for the Carsington Reservoir. The basic outline has been formed by pocking and the surface is generally rough - signs of polishing near the cutting edge are more likely to be evidence of wear rather than of deliberate grinding. This evidence of wear and the weight (2525 grams/5lb 6oz) suggests a functional rather than a ceremonial object. (1) Dimensions: L:8in B:4in Stone axe hammer found whilst digging a ditch near the footpath on land belonging to Mr. Bown of Green Farm. Hour-glass perforation 1.875 in Dia. (2)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Article in serial: Collis, J (University of Sheffield). 1974. 'Two perforated stone implements from Derbyshire', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 94, pp 5-7.
  • <2> Index: NDAT. 1241. 1241.
  • <3> Article in serial: E. Mid. Arch. Bull. 1974 10, 4.



Grid reference Centred SK 2407 5084 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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Jun 23 2015 3:01PM

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