Tyne and Wear HER(698): Felling, perforated axe-hammer - Details
Felling, perforated axe-hammer
Tools and Equipment
A perforated axe-hammer, "of impure ferruginous sandstone", was found in 1937 in clay at a depth of 3 feet on Nest House Estate, Felling, while the Newcastle and Gateshead Water Company was laying mains. Its measurements are recorded as follows: Length 233 mm, max. width 98 mm, max. thickness 80 mm, perforation 33 mm. It was presented to the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle by J.D. Cowen.
<< HER 698 >> Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, 1939, Donations, 4, VIII (for 1937-8), 148-9 and plate viii Ordnance Survey archaeological record cards, JHO, 1952, Bronze Age perforated axe-hammer R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, p. 43, and fig. 13 p. 45, no. 4