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The Neolithic

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Axe flakes, Luce Sands

Period:
Neolithic
Description:

Four large flakes from polished stone axes.  Flakes like these are quite common on Luce Sands.  They may be the waste left behind from the reworking and sharpening of axes.  Alternatively they may result from the ritual destruction of axes.

 

All these flakes are from axes made of volcanic tuff from the English Lake District.

Place of Discovery:
Luce Sands
Materials/Media:
Volcanic tuff
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1954.88
Digital Number:
SMAH 086
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council