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South Shields Roman fort, polished axe

South Shields


Tools and Equipment

Cutting Equipment



Neolithic/Bronze Age


Bruce recorded that a polished axe was "picked up in the fort", and Hodgson reported that "specimens of flint weapons were also found beneath the level of the Roman station. Two of the number, an arrow-head and a stone celt, are now in the Borough Museum". It appears that all the objects are now missing.




<< HER 937 >> C. Bruce, 1880, On the recent discoveries in the Roman Camp on the Lawe... Archaeologia Aeliana, 2, X, pp. 270-1 G.B. Hodgson, 1903, The Borough of South Shields, p. 9 Ordnance Survey archaeological record cards, RPM, 1977, flint arrowhead: stone axe(s) R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, pp. 80 and 83, fig. 26, no. 2.2

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