Neolithic polished axe fragment from Goldsmith Street, Exeter

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Neolithic polished axe fragment from Goldsmith Street, Exeter

The fragment, from the blade end of a polished Neolithic axe of pale brownyellow flint, much like the polished axe found at Waybrook Cottages, Alphington, has been re-flaked on both surfaces after initial breakage. It was found in 19th century deposits in Goldsmith Street and was possibly brought to the site in a load of modern gravel.

Acknowledgments: http://www.collectionstrust.org.uk/skills-seminars