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Bronze Age axe head found north of Hare Cairn (Otterburn)

A Bronze Age axe head, made of copper alloy, was found here in 1886 when a drain was being cut. The location of this find is recorded as being near a shepherd called Branshaw's house. The spearhead was originally held by the Black Gate Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne, but is probably now in the Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle.

Reference number:N8168
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Otterburn


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