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One of the axeheads from Liffs Low.
Axehead
Date Made/Found: Around 2500 BC
Previous owner: Previously owned by Thomas Bateman , British, 1821 - 1861
Material and Medium: Flint
Dimensions: Length 18.8cm, maximum width 7.4cm
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J93.55
Axehead found in a barrow at Liffs Low, Derbyshire. This axehead is made of flint. Axeheads were also made of other stones, these stones were used because they made a good cutting edge. Stones like this were found at different places around the country and axeheads were traded across quite long distances. The first known excavation of Liffs Low barrow was by Thomas Bateman on July 14th, 1843. This object were found during this excavation.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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