Keys to the Past

Linshiels stone axe (Alwinton)

A very fine stone axe was found in a grass field at Linshiels. The ace is smooth all over and in perfect condition. It was made of felsite, a local stone that can be used to make very thin, sharp tools. Such axes belong to the Neolithic period.

Reference number:N380
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Alwinton


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