Timeless are very pleased to offer a huge 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.
Mounted on a plinth of aged oak and textured steel, the axehead is over 18cm in length, and the display is around 32cm high.
Neolithic axes of this size are very rare , and we are pleased to offer this one for sale in the Timeless Galleries.
VERY LARGE STONE AGE AXE
Acquired by Timeless on the UK Antiquities market, 2020.