Find Spot record MLI42515 - Neolithic Polished Stone Axe, Authorpe


A Neolithic polished stone axe, found near Authorpe.

Type and Period (1)

  • (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2201 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A Neolithic polished stone axe was found on land near Authorpe. The axe is of a light grey stone and has a thin butt with flat sides. Mistakenly recorded as being donated to Louth Museum, the axe was actually donated to Lincoln Museum, where it was thin-sectioned and thought to be of group VI fine type. {1}{2}{3}{4}{5}

Sources/Archives (5)

  •  Article in Serial: C.W. Phillips. 1935. 'The Present State of Archaeology in Lincolnshire: Part 2' in the Archaeological Journal. vol.91, p.159.
  •  Index: Lincolnshire County Council. Sites and Monuments Record Card Index. TF 48 SW: C, TF 38 SE: N.
  •  Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Card Index. TF 38 SE: 9.
  •  Artefact: City and County Museum Collection. LCNCC 1954.77.
  •  Article in Serial: W.A. Cummins and C.N. Moore. 1973. 'Petrological Identification of Stone Implements from Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland' in Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. vol.39, p.246, no.35 (LI.36).



Grid reference TF 399 809 (point) Estimated from Sources

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Record last edited

Jan 10 2024 12:22PM


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