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.
STONE AGE AXE
Acquired by Timeless on the UK Antiquities market, 2021.