Polished neolithic stone axe head

Contributed by BBC Guernsey Candie Museum Outside Broadcast

Polished neolithic stone axe head

Lucy Harnden brought this polished stone axe head to BBC Guernsey's outside broadcast event at the Guernsey Museum. It was found by her great grandmother Eliza Henry about a hundred years ago in her garden at La Mazotte in the low-lying northern parish of the Vale. One of Guernsey's former archaeology officers advised that it was probably brought over from France about six thousand years ago. It is likely to have been a prized possession - possibly a 'grave-good' - rather than having been made for use as an axe.

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c.4000 BC


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