Tyne and Wear HER(50): Monkwearmouth, Mesolithic tranchet axe - Details
Monkwearmouth, Mesolithic tranchet axe
Tools and Equipment
A Maglemosian tranchet axe was found by W. Dodds in Church Street, c.100 - 200 yards north of St. Peter's Church, in sand 2-3 feet deep below cobbles, during a council landscaping project. It is possible that that the sand may have been dumped ballast. The present location of the axe is unknown.
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