Tyne and Wear HER(307): Burradon 1, stone axe - Details
Burradon 1, stone axe
Tools and Equipment
Part of a neolithic axe-head of flint or chert recovered from the bottom silt in the enclosure ditch of the homestead (HER 306) and presumably a 'stray'. It showed signs of breakage sometime in antiquity, with only the part carrying the blade surviving. This is a rare find of an axe-head from the heavy clays of south east Northumberland, others being found at South Shields and Jarrow to the south, Westerhope to the west and Morpeth to the north.
<< HER 307 >> G. Jobey, 1970, An Iron Age Settlement and Homestead at Burradon, Northumberland, Archaeologia Aeliana, 4, XLVIII, pp. 82-3 R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, pp. 49, 51 no. 1.2