Find Spot record MLI50081 - Greenstone Axe, South Hills Farm, Scotter


A Neolithic greenstone axe, found near South Hills Farm, Scotter.

Type and Period (1)

  • (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2201 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A part-finished Neolithic greenstone axe, was found in 1969, near South Hills Farm, Scotter. The axe was flaked and roughly ground, with the sides slightly flattened, and with a narrow butt. It measured 120mm long by 57mm wide at the blade. The axe was thin-sectioned and thought to be of Group VI origin. It is thought to be held by Scunthorpe Museum. {1}{2}{3}{4}{5}

Sources/Archives (5)

  •  Index: Lincolnshire County Council. Sites and Monuments Record Card Index. SE 80 SE: L.
  •  Article in Serial: Catherine M. Wilson. 1970. 'Archaeological Notes for 1969' in Lincolnshire History and Archaeology. vol.5, p.5.
  •  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.251, no.254 (LI.209).
  •  Unpublished Document: R.G. Smith. 1976. Scotter and its Neighbourhood Before the Norman Conquest. Report No.3, page 44.
  •  Artefact: Scunthorpe Museum Collection. SC. SR AE.



Grid reference SE 8653 0025 (point) Estimated from Sources

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Record last edited

Feb 22 2023 12:28PM


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