Polished flint axe

This complete flint axe was found in a bog.  It may have been buried deliberately as an offering to some now unknown prehistoric god or spirit.  The axe has been made by knapping or flaking a block of flint.  The blade has been ground and polished to strengthen it.  Axes of this type were made in Northern Ireland and traded into south-west Scotland; they were high status items.
Object no :
Collection :
Creator :
Place of Production :
Antrim, Ireland?
Dimensions :
length 195mm
Materials :
Location :
Related site :
Accession number :
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
You must enable javascript to view this website