Timeless are very pleased to offer a lovely little Pecked & Ground Stone Age Axehead, dating between 4000 and 6000 years ago.
This particular type of Stone Age axe differs from the typical flint or chert-type axe because the stone, whist extremely hard, does not flake when struck. In order to produce an 'axe shape', our ancestors would chip away at a piece of hardstone (a process known as 'pecking') until the desired shape was achieved. The axe would then be ground on a flat whetstone to produce a cutting edge - hence the pecked & ground axehead.
The axehead is around 9cm in length and presented on an engraved oak plinth. Note that there is some minor damage to the reverse.
STONE AGE AXE
Acquired by Timeless on the UK Antiquities market, 2021.