Keys to the Past

Stone Axe (Hepple; Elsdon)

A polished stone axe was found here. It is probably of Neolithic date. Stone axes like this may have been of great importance in the Neolithic period, and may even have had a religious purpose.

Reference number:N9690
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Hepple
Local History of Elsdon

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