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Axehead
Donor: Unknown
Material and Medium: Flint
Dimensions: Length (max) 158mm (precise), width (across cutting edge) 58mm, width (across butt) 33mm, thickness (max) 28mm, weight 340gms (approx)
Place Object Found: Walkley
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: X1978.174
Before farming, Britain was densely forested. Woodland was cleared with stone axes to make space to plant crops and graze livestock. This flint axehead is from Walkley. The flint used to make this axehead was probably quarried in southern Britain.

Early farmers brought domesticated animals and cereal crops with them from mainland Europe. Controlling food sources made them more reliable. We can learn about Neolithic farming through the tools that people used.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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