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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Bronze Age https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age.html Looped Palstave Axe https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/axes/looped-palstave-axe-44883.html Wed, 07 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Axes Looped Palstave Axe  
Description: A cast copper-alloy looped palstave of the Middle Bronze Age. The butt end is slightly rounded, with flanged sides and prominent stop ridges on both sides to facilitate a split knee-shaft handle. The blade has a pronounced median rib on both upper and lower surfaces, which extend two-thirds of it's length. It tapers in thickness from the stop ridge, and the width flares towards the slightly curved cutting edge. The incomplete; semi-circular side loop straddles the stop ridge.
Category: Bronze Age, Axes
Category: Axes
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Palstave Axe https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/axes/palstave-axe-56528.html Thu, 02 Dec 2021 22:04:25 GMT Axes Palstave Axe  
Description: A cast copper-alloy palstave axe of the Middle Bronze Age. The butt end of the axe is square, and its side flanges and stop ridges form long, deep recesses, which would have located the split knee-shaped wooden haft very firmly. Immediately after the stop ridge, on each side of the axe, there is a moulded shield-shaped depression. The blade end tapers in thickness from the stop ridge, and the blade is markedly flared with a crescentic cutting edge. The axe is of the earlier palstave type (Acton Park phase) without a side loop.
Category: Bronze Age, Axes
Category: Axes
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Looped Palstave Axe https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/axes/looped-palstave-axe-56527.html Thu, 02 Dec 2021 21:59:25 GMT Axes Looped Palstave Axe  
Description: A cast copper-alloy looped palstave of the Middle Bronze Age. The butt end of the axe is square, and its side flanges and stop ridges form long, deep recesses, which would have located the split knee-shaped wooden haft very firmly. The blade tapers in thickness from the stop ridges towards the cutting edge, and has a pronounced median rib on each side. The width of the blade tapers outwards from the stop ridges and the cutting edge is slightly convex. The single semi-circular loop straddles the stop ridge.
Category: Bronze Age, Axes
Category: Axes
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Palstave Axe (Fragment) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/axes/palstave-axe-fragment-56482.html Tue, 09 Nov 2021 19:09:02 GMT Axes Palstave Axe (Fragment)  
Description: A small I-section fragment of a copper-alloy casting, probably the butt end of a palstave axe of the Middle Bronze Age.

Cf. butt end of UNDFD 37841.
Category: Bronze Age, Axes
Category: Axes
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Hack Gold https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/miscellaneous/hack-gold-56288.html Fri, 03 Sep 2021 19:10:59 GMT Miscellaneous Hack Gold  
Description: Four pieces of hack gold, believed to date to the Bronze Age, but in the process of analysis and further examination at the time of recording. It is possible that further pieces will be discovered on the site, in which case they will be added to this record.
Category: Bronze Age, Miscellaneous
Category: Miscellaneous
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Socketed Gouge https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/miscellaneous/socketed-gouge-56138.html Mon, 28 Jun 2021 04:58:18 GMT Miscellaneous Socketed Gouge  
Description: An incomplete socketed gouge of the Late Bronze Age. The surviving part consists of the hollowed shaft and curved edge of the cutting end. The socketed end is missing, but the bottom of the socket remains on the transverse fracture surface.

Cf. PAS: SUR-1536D1
Category: Bronze Age, Miscellaneous
Category: Miscellaneous
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Awl or Similar Tool https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/awls/awl-or-similar-tool-55870.html Tue, 09 Mar 2021 08:56:28 GMT Awls Awl or Similar Tool  
Description: An incomplete copper-alloy awl or similar tool. It consists of a tapered sub-circular section with a pointed end, now slightly blunted. At the wide end, the section reduces and there is a short length of a possible sub-square-section tang on which a handle might have been fitted, or which alternatively might have served as a tracer.

Although generally similar to datable awls of the Bronze Age, the shoulder on the present example is not typical, and it is possible that it dates to the Iron Age or even the Roman period. Nigel Mills (see References below) dates a broadly similar example to the 1st century BC.

Cf. UKDFD 42226
Category: Bronze Age, Awls
Category: Awls
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Torc https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/miscellaneous/torc-55703.html Wed, 04 Nov 2020 12:40:24 GMT Miscellaneous Torc  
Description: A twisted torc or neck ring of The Middle Bronze Age. The torc is formed from a circular section, spirally twisted copper-alloy rod, widest at the centre, slightly tapering towards the terminal ends. At either end of the spiral section, a short tapered length of the rod has been left untwisted and each would have terminated with a hook (now missing) to fasten it together.

See also: PAS SUR-9A711C and UKDFD 37990
 
Category: Bronze Age, Miscellaneous
Category: Miscellaneous
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Pin https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/miscellaneous/pin-55702.html Mon, 02 Nov 2020 23:05:39 GMT Miscellaneous Pin  
Description: An incomplete cast copper-alloy pin, probably a 'Picardy' type pin of the Middle Bronze Age. The head is discoidal with a flat top and a  slightly convex underside. The top is decorated with a concentric ring of punched dots close to the edge. However part of the edge has now crumbled such that the five or six surviving dots represent only about half of the original number. The shaft is of circular cross-section and is now bent into a hook-like shape, the end of which is missing. It is severely corroded, but appears to be slightly swollen towards the broken end. No decoration of the shaft is apparent, but any that was originally present would most likely have been lost due to the corrosion.
Category: Bronze Age, Miscellaneous
Category: Miscellaneous
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Arrowhead https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/miscellaneous/arrowhead-55638.html Sat, 10 Oct 2020 08:24:52 GMT Miscellaneous Arrowhead  
Description: A cast flat tanged and barbed arrowhead, plausibly dating from the middle to late Bronze Age. One of the barbs is now missing. Arrowheads found in context dating to the Bronze Age are very rare finds in Britain, and only a handful presently exist for comparison.

See also UKDFD 41380, UKDFD 41499, PAS: SUR-D9AFD8ESS-A41D75 and SWYOR-3A2CF7.
Category: Bronze Age, Miscellaneous
Category: Miscellaneous
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