Dating bronze age axe heads

The list of Bronze Age hoards in Britain comprises significant archaeological hoards of jewellery, precious and scrap metal objects and other valuable items discovered in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) that are associated with the British Bronze Age, approximately 2700 BC to 8th century BC.

It includes both hoards that were buried with the intention of retrieval at a later date (personal hoards, founder's hoards, merchant's hoards, and hoards of loot), and also hoards of votive offerings which were not intended to be recovered at a later date, but excludes grave goods and single items found in isolation.

The Lihult axe (Norwegian Nøstvet axe) is a roughly hewn greenstone axe.The edge is polished and the butt bears signs of hammering.The species name ergaster comes from the Greek word for worker and was chosen after the discovery of several tools, such as stone axes and cutters, close to skeletal remains from this group.The hand axe was a pear-shaped and roughly chipped stone tool brought to an even point, with a broad handle.The thin-butted axe was good for forest clearing, probably in the context of ring-barking.

The round stone axe is a greenstone axe with an oval or rounded profile.

They tend to be seen as a working axe, and originate from roughly 3700–3200 BC.

The older types are generally longer and broader and have a thinner butt than the later thick-butted axe.

Art of the Bronze Age: Southeastern Iran, Western Central Asia, and the Indus Valley.

"Axe head in the shape of a horse." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49 (4), Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection (Spring 1992), no.

The core axe is a roughly hewn, unpolished flint axe with a pointed butt and the widest part often towards the cutting edge. The flake axe is a type of axe made from a large flake chipped from a core, whose edge is used for the broad edge of the axe.