Tyne and Wear HER(503): Throckley Fell, polished axe - Details
Throckley Fell, polished axe
Tools and Equipment
A polished stone axe was found on Throckley Fell, and donated to the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle in 1814. There is no recorded findspot, however, and it could have been found in Northumberland. The axe has been described as 8.5 in (21.4 cm) long, 3 1/8 in (8 cm) broad at the cutting edge, 1.25 in wide at the butt, 1 3/8 in (36 mm) thick, and 1 lb 14 oz in weight.
<< HER 503 >> Archaeologia Aeliana, 1822, Donations, 1, I, p. 4 J. Evans, 1897, Stone Implements, 2nd ed., p. 128 M.H. Dodds, ed. 1930, Northumberland County History, XIII, p. 14 R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, pp. 13, 14, no. 1