Tyne and Wear HER(338): Blackhall Mill, perforated axe-hammer - Details
Blackhall Mill, perforated axe-hammer
Tools and Equipment
A perforated stone axe-hammer of grey slate was found in the 1930s during house building. It is 224 mm long, 69 mm wide at the perforation and 84 mm at the blade, 93 mm thick, and the perforation is 34 mm. The upper and lower faces are slightly dished and the surface polished. A raised rib on the upper face runs from the perforation to the blade.
<< HER 338 >> G. Jobey, 1972, Some local finds of Neolithic and Early Bronze Age stone implements, Archaeologia Aeliana, 4, L, pp. 292-3, and fig. 1.4 R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, p. 10, no. 2, fig. 1.2