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was found in the parish of Wrockwardine. Originally the butt end of the
axehead would have fitted into a slot in the axe's wooden handle or
The chipping to the blade of the axe is probably the result of use.
Neolithic period (4,000
to 2,200 B.C.) saw the introduction of farming to Britain. Forest was
to form fields to grow crops and graze livestock. A more settled way of
life also developed and more permanent timber built houses were
Axes were, therefore, an important tool for clearing and shaping the
outcrops of hard rock were worked to produce axeheads. Petrological
of this example by Birmingham University have traced the source of the
rock to the Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire.
Burns, Shropshire Archaeology Service
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