Keys to the Past

Prehistoric Axe (Bamburgh)

A prehistoric axe made from shale was found here in 1897. Axes like this date to the Neolithic period. They were highly valued, and could be traded long distances.

Reference number:N5266
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bamburgh


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