Timeless are very pleased to offer a fantastic collection of pecked & ground Stone Age Axeheads dating from the British Neolithic period, 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 axes would then be ground on a flat whetstone to produce a cutting edge - hence the pecked & ground axehead.
The axeheads have been mounted on an oak and textured steel plinth and will make an amazing display in any room.
Printed documentation provided.
STONE AGE AXE DISPLAY
Acquired by Timeless on the UK Antiquities market, 2020.